Kings Mtn snow ride 12/16/08
We started out in a light rain, but as we moved higher up Kings Mtn, the drops started doing that funny slow-motion dance on the way down. Still rain, but not rain acting normally. Something only a cyclist, riding up the hill at a speed just right to notice such things, would know about. And then, at the wide clearing about 2/3rds of the way up the hill, it snowed. Significant, real snow.
By the time we got to the top it had pretty much stopped snowing, but there was plenty enough on the ground and in the trees to make for a real-life winter wonderland.
Driving up to Skyline in a car, you'd never notice the subtleties of the transition from rain to snow. You'd have your windows rolled up, heater cranked, and anxious to get to the top, where you'd search for some place with enough snow to satisfy your need to build a snowman. But on a bike, it's all about the journey. Your bike, your legs, your mind all working magically together to create an experience you won't get any other way.
Dec 16, 2008