Wednesday, 6 January 2010

SNOW!

Thats right, snow.
For all fellow Cakers north of Plymouth this post is probaly worth ignoring until one of the others writes something interesting.  Besides. everyone's done snow better already.
But here in the big toe of the country ( look at a map, you'll see) it snowed last night.

A good inchs worth.  Lucky me had the day off, and was out the house early.  The first bit of singletrack, j'antiques climb, was all under trees so no snow just mush.  Up past the atomic bungalows and the snow was building up.  Across the road and on to the top of there be dragons. (yes, i've named the local singletrack). This was brilliant, real snow, over the tyres snow just like the rest of the country.

There be dragons itself was a bit of a disapointment. Normally its a great little barrel of a descent, with trees all over the top. Today it was exactly the same, but with slush and water at the bottom.  Onwards and downwards to Colenso, a bit of a dogleg, then climbing up the tractor track to Goldolphin view. This was more like it.  200 metres of untouched snow but for a foxes prints. 


Again the trails go downwards towards Halamanning, I passed some walkers who looked amazed as I rode passed. "What? have you never seen a person ride a bike in the snow before?".  I decided to just say hello, as they probally haven't.

Around and back up the hill and down the back of Colenso Cross, a short section of snowy roads through St Hilary towards Friendship woods. Back off road and more virgin snow.  A couple of miles of farm tracks, and back towards home via Farmers hill. After  a run in with some 10 year olds with snow balls, I threated to hunt them down, they didn't throw anything.  I did a bit of an extra loop, and back home via J'antiques rocky route.   That'll be it now for the forseable future. The snow started to go by mid-afternoon.
                                           

11 comments:

grant said...

Is the snow hiding under that light dusting of frost?

:-)

VeloCake said...

oh you northerners with your snowshoes. know it alls.

that dusting has brought chaos down here, theres been days of work lost and food shortages already!

SS:Mtn Biker said...

Count yer blessings...we lost power and H2o for 13 days with well over a foot of wet/heavy white stuffs right at Christmas,LOL! Didn't even get to ride in it! :p

Red Bike said...

Most of the snow here has now turned to compacted ice. There is still plenty up on the hills though (Too much to ride though).

al said...

Snow,Snow,Snow,Snow Snow,snow,snow,snow

Snow,snow loveerly snow!

And so on....

I'm stranded up Tredavoe way.could be worse, I could be stranded in Stretford or some such Salford burb!!

Al.

al said...

Hang on Mikey!

Isn't that one of them there mountain style bikes that Barry Fisher invented?

grant said...

The snow here is disappearing sharpish, to be replaced by large swathes of ice.

Ace.

VeloCake said...

we had shocking ice on monday, all gone now and its a tropical 7`c here.
ahh warm and damp normality

Ruby Murrey said...

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I'm thinking we should go for a team Pizza, No sorry!! Curry.

VeloCake said...

pizza that'd be different.
good idea.

For all who's interested, saturdays club run will be to the St Tropez. 08:15-08:30.

al said...

I'll be there on a bicycle!!

No,Really.