Friday, February 9, 2007

Mile 8.5 to Mile 11.8 (Virginia Lane to Church Street)

There's a thin layer of more or less packed snow on major portions of the trail here. Luckily, it's not so deep that serious ruts have formed, nor is it terribly icy. It's rideable with care, but I was happy to have my studded tires today. Watch out for the transition areas where the snow stops and the dry pavement starts... those areas are icy, and will get icier as the sun melts things today and it freezes up later. As usual, the worst stretch is between Gallows and Cedar, and the clearest is that tiny section between Maple and Church in downtown Vienna. I guess that's the one upside of them having cut all the trees down in preparation for the town green.

I'll have to try to remember to snap a picture next time.