(Last Updated On: April 9, 2012)
I like doing weird things, especially things that make me laugh. So on my most recent ski tour, I couldn’t help but notice that there was a sizeable stretch of dry singletrack at 12,000′ on Scarp’s Ridge. Last year, this area was buried under roughly 900″ of snow by the start of June. This season, we’re about 675″ shy of that. So, rather than lament how much dirt is already showing at the start of April, why not take advantage of these weird conditions and ride a bike?
Not surprisingly, I found no willing partners. This was probably a better solo mission anyway. I took both wheels off and strapped them onto my snowmobile, and strapped the frame onto my backpack. Bike shorts were worn under my ski pants (maybe this should be a new style for me- it was comfy!), and bike shoes and helmet were both packed away in my backpack. The only bummer was the wind- it was really cranking up there so I had to call it a day after just one lap. Good times! Enjoy the video:
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