Yesterday: 7degF/-14degC. Today: 17degF/-8degC.
Yesterday: Crisp, cloudless, sunny blue sky. Today: Dense gray sky, light flurries.
Yesterday: Firm packed trail. Today: 1″ fresh snow on top of firm packed trail.
Yesterday was prime conditions. The subtle changes in temp and snow changed the conditions significantly. The dusting of snow decreased the traction quite a bit. The trails were a bit more challenging to ride today. Still fun. But it did take more attention to keep the tires on the narrow single track. Turns were slicker. The low, flat light conditions made it harder to read the trail.
Here’s another rear view of a portion of the ride:
I know my brakes sound bad. The position of the camera seems to amplify the sounds coming from the rear triangle of the bike. It doesn’t sound anywhere near as bad from where I sit.