|The Tamland Two in repose|
But it is over for now.
Today we are sliding downward to more natural for late February temperatures. It was nearly 70 degrees out Wednesday and by Saturday it will struggle to get into the low 20's. The warmer weather we saw won't be back again for a while. How long is anybodies guess, so I was in no way going to miss out on a gravel ride on Wednesday.
This time I assumed that the winds would be Southerly, and I was correct. I just didn't know how strong they were going to be. I figured that they were a pretty steady 20mph and higher at times. Right out of the South-Southwest. It was a grind going down Aker Road, but every mile pedaled South put another mile into the "fun bank".
The gravel certainly wasn't an issue. It was packed in by the traffic during wetter times and hasn't been maintained yet at all. It was fast and with the warmer weather and winds we've had, it was dry to slightly damp. In a few places it was outright wet, and I saw one place with standing water, but really, it was quite good out there.
|Apparently the foxes are digging up these holes along Aker road. A co-worker saw a fox in this area Saturday.|
|It was sunny and windy for my entire ride but back toward town looked cloudy.|
|That's not a gravel road that goes anywhere. It is a service road for a new wind generator due to go up soon.|
|Looking South towards Tama County. Looks like some farmers have been doing some tilling already.|
Or let's hope that is the case!