I managed to get out for another road ride today. Not a particularly long one (1hr 40mins, approx 45 km or so), but it was good again to be out on the road...in January no less! Part of my motivation came from knowing that a small group rode out to Wakefield last Sunday for a 4 hour ride...I felt I had some catching up to do! Today's ride wasn't particularly noteworthy or exciting, other than the fact that it was my second road ride in January. I didn't bring along the camera, although I thought about it. But a) I didn't want to end up with a frozen camera and b) I don't think I would have been bothered to stop, take off my mitts, snap a pic, put my camera back, put my mitts back on and be on my way. Yeah yeah, lame excuse. But there was one moment on my ride where I wish I did have my camera...I was riding on a road that cut through some farmland....it was flat all around me, and I was surrounded by nothing but white. It felt kind of surreal. As I rode along, I noticed the snow on the side of the road was piled in evenly spaced drifts, sort of like waves of snow bordering the ditch. It was kind of purty.
I also got to "listen" to some new music today, too. Stuff from the Antlers, Bear in Heaven and The Dodos. Bands I probably never would have heard of if it wasn't for Strictly Bangers, a blog profiling all sorts of music, bands and artists (it was a "Blog of Note" some time ago). Now, I say I got to "listen" to some new music because I'm in serious need of some new earphones for riding. My current pair, made by JVC, are the inner ear type that you jam inside your ear. But even with the smallest size of silicone pads, they still fall out of my ears (this only happens in the summertime...in cooler weather my hat or headband keeps them in place). On top of that, they have great high end, so-so mid range, and non-existent bass. I NEEEEEED to have bass in my music. I've tried the earphones that come with IPods, but they also fall out. I've been checking out future shop and best buy every so often for some ideas, but I'd be welcome to any suggestions of what works for you.