Saturday, March 3, 2012

Snow Day!

I woke up this morning to a nice strong snowfall and although my legs are still not up to par after my recent Duluth to Ely trip with Charlie Farrow I couldn't resist getting out for a short ride.  It was early and the roads hadn't been plowed yet so I decided to ride up to Skyline and over to Hartley in search of some ride able single track.  When I got there I found some nicely walked trails so I aired down and off I went.
I apparently aired down too far because I soon started hearing some all to familiar hissing sounds coming from my front tire.  I stopped to investigate and found my front tube had a tear at the base of the valve stem.  Awesome.  This is the second Surly tube problem that I've had in the past week.  Just outside of Ely I was airing up for a firm trail and broke the valve stem in half.  These were my last two Surly tubes and I'm happy to say goodbye to them.  Now that I used my spare tube I decided to cut the ride short and head home.  By the time I got back about eight inches had fallen and three hours had passed with no breaks in the falling snow.  Nice little Saturday morning.


  1. Welcome to the blogging world. I'm looking forward to reading and seeing pictures of some great adventures.

    That looks like some tough riding.

    Thanks for the post!!

  2. Thanks Roger! I'm lookin forward to writing more often.

    The riding wasn't too bad, but the scenery was amazing!

  3. You missed it!!! Riding the sand on the beach was incredible!!!!! Hugs,

  4. Charlie, I would have loved to come with. I've ridden the beach a bunch this year and it's always interesting out there. We ended up going snowshoeing instead.