Meissner Run

Meissner Run
Snowshoe running in gorgeous Central Oregon

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Cool and Pink!

Bubba and I had a few errands up in the foothills today, so we got in a quick loop in Cool. Mathilda has her new pink wheels and was just tickled . . . well, you get the point.

Don't think it got out of the 40s today. I think Old Man Winter is with us. Any place there are springs or the drainage isn't perfect, the horses have destroyed the trail. They even go off on the singletrack that was obviously built by the mountainbikers trying to minimize the damage. They're breaking down a bridge that should never have horses on it. Very frustrating what they are doing to public land.

Otherwise, we had a superb though quiet ride. We were the only bikers and most of the horse folk were finish up when we arrived. The bay berries were just glowing and the oak leaves were a carpet in some places. Knickerbocker Creek gurgled away but was very rideable. Some of our most memorable rides seem to be in the cold winter weather (see Utah rides below).

Guess we're just going to have to figure out how do help with the trail maintenance. Bubba's poison oak incident last year was very serious and I get sciatica when wielding a shovel. Maybe we can tote the lemonade. Need to find some way to help.

1 comment:

Sue said...

Oh, waaaaaaaaaahhhhhh...I shoulda been there. But hooray for you, riding in the chilly weather!

I keep putting off going down to the LBS to get more winter clothes. I've decided it's easier to sit around and think about perhaps, maybe, getting motivated to go out and do something.