These past few weeks have been incredibly cold (yes, I’m a wuss) and snowy (I only have a road bike…need to save for a fatty). So yes, I’ve been creating a ton of CO2 while driving to and from work, not to mention the gasoline consumed.
About three weeks ago, before one of the more recent snow storms, I had brought my bike to work, anticipating riding home. After 6″+ of snow, the ride home was not to be. Finally, this past Friday, I was able to ride home. On this particular ride, I decided to take a different route home. The new route took me up a steep, snow covered hill. As I approached the hill, I saw a sled at the bottom with no one around. Perfect end to a LONG week.
I grabbed the sled and with bike in tow, headed up the hill. About two thirds the way up, I saw this sign:
I decided that the sled was steerable so long as I used my feet to steer to the right and left. I got to the top of the hill, set my bike down and got on the sled.
It was a great ride to the bottom. I haven’t really ridden a sled since high school and this was tons of fun. I left the sled where I found it, hiked back to the top of the hill and continued on my way home.