It was shakedown Sunday on the new road bikes.
Gina and I did make it down to the Indian-to-Girdwood Trail as planned. However, the light rain and howling winds were not part of the plan. As beautiful as Turnagain Arm is, the winds there can be brutal. And Sunday they were a bit rough.
Every couple miles we stopped and made an adjustment or two to the bikes. We ended the ride with the wind at our backs and smiles on our faces.
We had to cut the initial ride a little short because we had double-booked our biking Sunday. We were going to help a friend plan her bike-commuting route to work. So the road bikes went back in the house, the trusty commuter-friendly Gary Fishers came out and we were off on another journey.
After a couple miles on the Campbell Creek Trail, we passed a yearling moose browsing across the creek from the trail. Five miles later, our newbie commuter had a route and was ready for Monday morning.
And then Monday morning arrived – with 1.5 inches of snow at the house. Down the hill, the snow was patchy, but the complaints from co-workers were still pretty loud. Nobody is too pleased to see winter continue to hang on -- including Gina and I. Of course, it's Alaska. Snow one day and 60 degrees the next isn't unlikely. The forecast calls for 60s by later this week. Here's hoping it's right.