When I woke up this morning, the streets were deserted and everything was coated with ice, with a cold rain coming down, so no riding today.
Took a stroll through town back up the hill to check out the trail conditions. Wet and sloppy, so riding the final 32 mile stretch of the trail with all the weight I’m lugging could be tough. Just hope the freezing rain doesn’t cause the state to shut down the 3,294′ long Big Savage Tunnel a few days early, as there are no easy detours and I need to get through that tunnel. 10 more miles and I would have already been through, but for visiting that wind farm yesterday. They’re calling for snow tonight, but still hoping to make it across the Eastern Continental Divide tomorrow, before the tunnel closes for the winter.
Today is about gratitude, and counting all the wonderful blessings in my life. On that note, want to thank Ralph, who runs Yoder’s Motel with his grandma, for letting me use his girlfriend’s internet connection to get my website updated on this cold, wintery day. Thanks, as well, to the SHEETZ store for being the only place open in town to get some food.