Got out for a quick sunset ride today...
The creek is frozen and rideable, but it's slushy in a few spots. Understandable since we've been getting highs in the mid/upper 20s recently. Supposed to be around 30 for the next couple days... which is good news in my book. I'm hoping for a thaw, followed by some really cold temps. These are the types of conditions that turn the creek into sheer, solid ice. And it gives me an opportunity to mount up my DIY studded tires.
At the end of last season I put some road miles on the studded tires and in the process lost a bunch of nuts from one side of the studded Nevegal. The other day I spent an afternoon tightening loose nuts, replacing missing nuts, adding glue to the studs to prevent the nuts from loosening again, and adding fresh latex to the screw heads on the inside of the tire. I hope to put them to use soon.
The dirt trails next to the creek have received enough foot traffic that they are also rideable. As long as you stay on the trail... wander and you'll sink into the soft stuff. Just a short ride today, but hopefully a longer one tomorrow.