Arrowhead 2015 is less than two months away - the things I would like to do before the start seem to be stacking up. I'm not super anxious about that since I've finished the race before with the same gear I have now (though I doubt that I'll ever eliminate all anxiety). But I think there's room for improvement.
And, of course, I need to ride, ride, ride. To that end I went for a bit of a ride today.
|though the Corridor isn't groomed, the thaw and refreeze have made it hard and fast.|
|Fewer snowmobiles have been on the Spur - it was pretty soft. I took me a few tries but eventually I got my tire pressure low enough so - when I was in my granny gear - I could ride it. But it was too much of an effort and I soaked my layers|
|Eventually I made to forest roads that had seen a fair amount of truck traffic this hunting season and were packed smoother than they are in the summer.|
|Back to civilization at the end of the ride|
The snowmobile trails haven't yet been groomed and are pretty maybe 5 feet wide and have been packed down fairly firmly. It reminded me of when I used to ride near Fairbanks on similar conditions. I must say I much prefer the narrower trails to groomed trails - it twists around in the woods.