Frozen water bottles make for challenging hydration.

POSTED BY JOEY - What a difference a week makes.  Last weekend's bluebird day in La Plata canyon was completely the opposite of what I found myself riding through yesterday.  Mind you, I'm not complaining, as I love being out in weather (rain, snow, subzero temps, etc.).  I pushed well past my high mark from last week, parked the Blackborow at Columbus Basin road, and hiked up into the basin.  Maybe I need some snowshoes...

The snow was two feet deep here.  Even the Blackborow was stymied, so I parked it and went for a walk.

I hate selfies.  Here's one anyway, as you're all probably tired of seeing just the riderless bike...

On another note, as is our tradition, we will be closed Thanksgiving Day and through the weekend.  Black Friday is a cultural atrocity, and the desert is always nice this time of year.  Here through Wednesday, back on Monday!