Thursday, December 5, 2013

5 Dec - Katabatic Winds!

Been fighting a strong katabatic wind today. It finally just got to be too much, and I needed to add another layer so I put up the tent. I'm getting good at setting up and taking down the tent in strong winds. The first thing I do is attach the tent to a sled or the bike so it won't blow away. Today I attached it to the bike and the tent was dragging the bike until I got a couple of stakes into the snow.
Saw Juan again today. He was in the distance taking down his tent and then he skied off. I imagine that is the last time I will see him. I don't think he has ridden his bike yet.
While alternating between riding and hike-a-bike the Saratoga Farms Pasta Alfredo I had seen in the morning was calling out to me. Eating it now and it is even better than I had hoped. I'm hoping the winds die down tonight. If they do I'll be all refueled and ready to go.
I only got 7 hours in so far today, and I don't know how many miles because the gps is still out on the bike ticking away minutes, but I am not motivated enough to put a coat back on and go get it. Besides the fur ruff is just starting to thaw out.
Remember to go out and be active