Saturday, October 13, 2012

Sat Faturday



 Earlier this week I flew to Shishmaref and it just was a spectacular view over the Kigs from Nome.  I was careening with opportunities (in my mind) of adventures or past adventures looking down.  Sigh.


 Lately, I have opted to complete my training workouts before work to have more family time.  As the daylight diminishes this essentially means I have been riding solely in the dark since September.

It makes for, sometimes, sketchy riding but much less since the fat bike.  Now I just worry about the beady eyes that stare back into my headlamp.  Is it a fox? Moose? Muskox? Or a reflector.  So far all except bear (cross my fingers) have been seen but mostly reflectors or foxes.  It certainly keeps me awake!
Today I went for a longer ride and was on the road by 5 am.  That's 4 hours of darkness...... oh and wind.  Yep, the fall/winter north wind is back and it was hopping on the way out as a head wind and an awesome tailwind on the way back.  I took some pics though dark and some video of the return.  You can tell I was riding high with the tail wind.  This was followed by a little tundra riding.  The music, of course, is my wife's original.  


 The new GPS garmin 62 I have is just fantastic.  I uploaded the ride to Garmin connect and while I thought I went 52 miles I really went 48! Darn that GPS.

2 comments:

Buff said...

Sorry, I'm muskox naive, can they be dangerous?

Phil said...

Yeah they certainly can be if you wander or ride close enough. Stubborn, non-moving and a pain in the butt... can't really see their eyes in the dark too with all the shaggy fur.