Last year, the week of Thanksgiving, south central Pennsylvania got it's first significant snowfall. Once that happens, it puts a serious damper on any road cycling. It's not just the snow that keeps me off of my bike. When Penn DOT is through clearing the roads they are covered with gravel, cinders, and salt...which make for treacherous riding and unhappy drive trains.
|One of the many stone, one-lane bridges you will find in York County -- November 22, 2015|
All the more reason for me to enjoy the weather so far this year. No snow yet...and according to the local weather guys...none in the near future. With the outside temperatures holding steady at 40 degrees, I pulled on the amazing GORE jacket that my wife bought me four years ago, and down the driveway I went. There was a time when I thought that every road ride had to be "epic." Every ride had to take me somewhere far from home. Today, without going any further than Emigsville, I was able to get 15 miles in. To a lot of cyclists, fifteen miles isn't very far....but this is my idea of a "lazy" day. A chance to turn some pedals, enjoy the outdoors, and then relax the rest of the day with my family.
In the past, my rides consumed my day. Not anymore...they fit into my day....and that's perfectly fine with me. Life is a journey, not a destination.
David A. Raymond -- November 22, 2015
Be sure to check out the website for ALL TRAILS LEAD TO ICE CREAM to see all of my ride pictures, favorite ice cream stops, and much more.