Friday, October 31st- A ferocious snow storm hit us on Tuesday. It's extremely rare to have snowfall at this early date, and a storm of this intensity in October is unheard of. In fact, I was planning the route for this upcoming Saturday's ride when it started to snow. At first I thought, "OK, no riding today....". In a few hours the situation turned for the worse. With trees still full of leaves the snow weight caused trees to crack and fall. The woods were filled with the sounds of gunshots which were actually the sounds of trees cracking. Next came the inevitable: loss of electricity. We had no power for 3 days. Meanwhile only 10 miles away my friends didn't even know it had snowed!
Fortunately, today is warm and the snow is melting and the ride tomorrow is a go. We'll see what brave souls show up.