Sunday was another dawn patrol run up to Prospect Mountain. As the sun came up on the NY Thruway, I saw several cars headed north not with skis, but with multiple bikes on their roof racks. The Tour of the Battenkill is a couple weeks away; it’s not too early to go for a training ride.
For myself, it’s a bit cold to ride a bike; and Prospect, among other venues, remained 100% open. After heating blue and universal klister into my boards, I headed out. On frozen granular snow, the tracks were hard and wicked fast in the morning.
The first stop was to see the Prospect moose:
In contrast to the previous Sunday, there were plenty of people skiing, taking advantage of bluebird skies and balmy weather. Here are some of the usual suspects:
While it was below freezing and fast in the morning, by 1 P.M., the pitiless sun was blazing down on the snow. As of Tuesday afternoon 22 March, they’d gotten 5 inches of new snow. For the rest of this week, temperatures are predicted to remain cold, and everything is still open. Get out there while you can.