Thursday, December 18th: Back in Verona, Italy, I had asked a friend of mine, who was approaching 90, "What's your secret to longevity?" His answer was, "Avoid being deceased."
That's probably the best reason I can come up with for riding this year through Winter. That and not losing fitness in order to arrive in good form for those early Spring centuries. Once I wrap my brain around getting out the door, riding is actually quite enjoyable. In particular I like the serenity.
There is a big snow storm moving in tomorrow morning which is going to be followed by more snow two days after that. That will make a real mess of the roads due to the use of salt and cinders.
Photos: a Christmas display in front of a home in Califon, farming machinery indicating that Middle Valley was settled in 1738, the Lamington General Store