Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy new year!

Happy new year to all you bike geeks out there in cyber land. Maine is getting hit with a 1-2 punch right now. We got 8-10" of fresh, fluffy powder yesterday rendering the trails temporarilly unrideable so the Nelson clan headed out for some picturesque snowshoeing instead.

Today we're expecting another 8-14" so it'll be at least a week or so before the snowmobiles pack the trails enough to be rideable again. Maybe, just maybe, I'll be able to sneak in a road ride or two if they get the ice off the roads. If not it'll be more showshoeing and trainer time.

In the meantime, I'm waiting not so patiently for a couple of packages from the Brown Santa. Package one is a set of grips and a new pack from Ergon. I'm psyched about both since I'll finally have Ergons for the Dos and I hope to use the pack for the race next month in Vermont (must carry lots of safety equipment!). Many thanks to Jeff K. for getting them out so quickly.

The second package is an XM Inno handheld receiver/mp3 player. My parents and bro got it and a year subscription for me for x-mas after all of my bitching about there being no good radio stations in Maine anymore. If you're not into country or top 40 you're out of luck. With XM at my fingertips I'll be able to rock out all day long!
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Jason said...

Holy crap, that's a lot of snow. We're getting a dusting as I type and I could take a rope to the attic. 12" would put me over. HA!

Stay warm.

Wheels said...

Man, we're so the same, but different! I got a Sirius handheld. My free time is on the bike, not loading the iPod. I'm all about the Hair Nation and NASCAR stations!

rick is! said...

Jason, you just need to embrace the snow. It is a pain for riding but the snowshoeing kicks total ass right now! Cross train.

Wheels, I could probably deal with Hair Nation but you wouldn't catch me listing to NASCAR! I was forced to watch races as a kid so I could pretty much care less now...