Personal log of a novice backcountry skier in his backyard
Today I HAD to ride. Next Tuesday I’m off for a 2 week+ surf trip on a charter boat in the Mentawai Islands, and I need to reach the 600kms target before I leave, to keep up my with 200km/month average. With the earth oozing water from the past rains, no mud tyres and hardly any breaks left on my bike, I opted for a physical route to the Arditurri mines. 32kms on tarmac but with 3 very steep hills on the way back, done at lunch time in fine, dry, chilly and windy weather. By the way, the weather should keep fine until Friday afternoon, when the rains are due back for a few days. These are probably going to be my last cycling days until very late November. Today’s 32kms bring my total up to 556kms.
No nice photos of the ride …but the trees just outside my flat seem to be on fire with the fall colors!