24 January 2007

The Moulton Journal: a lovely Spring day (in January)

Beautiful warm and sunny day in the 40s F by early afternoon. Wow. In January. In the northern Rockies at 6,000 feet.

Glad I clicked into the E99s and got on the snow early for a lovely tour up and over Buzzy, around Big Nipper, on Yankee Boy to the deer-leg Motherlode cutoff, then across Motherlode and down Sluicebox. Saw Rick Rossi out for his morning ski, he had been out taking in the big sky view of Silver Bow Valley from Big Flat. We met on Mlode just above Sbox, stopped to commiserate about college politics, global warming, and our idiot President. Rick is pretty social for a math guy (ouch!).

Back home basking in the morning sun on the front porch with RTD sprawled at my feet and PhoebeTheCat on my lap while hydrating/fueling up/taking in some electolytes (i.e. having a beer), it was hard to see much wrong with the world. Well, except for that pesky leak in my right rear tire--a slow leak where one of the studs is inserted. That's not supposed to happen. Oh well, so it goes.

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