Yesterday was the first time I was on the mountain bike, on the trails, since November. Rocks the size of my fist looked enormous. Technical sections I could easily navigate last fall freaked me out and caused walking. Ridiculous.
My skills did improve by the end of the ride, as did the weather. It’s been a tough winter in Colorado. It’s the first time in years that we’ve had snow on the ground from November through March. Yesterday many locations along the Front Range hit the 70-degree mark.
The trail was packed with people. It was more like a Saturday crowd rather than a typical Wednesday light day. Everyone has a bit of cabin fever and wanted to enjoy that warm sun…before the snow comes again.
Today we’ll eek into the low 60s before the bottom drops out. At midnight the snow begins and tomorrow’s high temperatures will barely get to the low 30s. We’re predicted to get 5 to 10 inches of heavy, wet spring snow.