More snow fell out of the sky yesterday. It was fluffy and fun.
I haven't been feeling well with headaches, spine pain, and fatigue (probably from the pain). Going out into the completely quiet forest and playing with Shyla rejuvenates my spirit almost every day.
In between bouts of playing, I pedaled my beloved Meriwether fat bike. I had to live without it for a few days, riding my old fat bike while my Meriwether was in the shop. I got it back with new brakes that actually work (unlike the set that I'd managed to destroy in three years of riding)! And, I could pedal through loose snow again, making tracks to take me where ever I wanted to go. This bike is the best snow bike I've ever ridden. It amazes me!
Another gift today was getting to see moose. They were next to a trail that I use to go to and fro our house so I had to pass them multiple times. The first time, Shyla sensed them a long time before I did, and she sat in the middle of the trail refusing to go forward. That's become her signal to me that there are dangerous animals ahead. I peered through the aspen grove, and I saw a mama moose and her calf. They were far enough off the trail that we could pass, as long as Shyla stayed in a tight heel.
The calf watched us pass while mama moose watched peacefully. Don't worry - I had a long lens with me to get this photo!