Winter can really feel like a black hole for mountain biking. Everything is wet and closed and the longer it goes on the more you want to just get back on the bike and hit some turns.
One of our good friends Will floated the idea of a Hanmer biking day mission so off we went.
I don't think we have ever been that cold on a ride before but I guess that's what happens when it's well below freezing. Everything was frozen to the point where the ground made a crunching sound under our tyres.
The rising sunlight caught every bit of frost, turning everything to little diamonds.
By the afternoon, after a mandatory stop at the Hanmer bakery for pies and a custard square, all the frost had turned to mud.
Then the sun disappeared behind the clouds coming in and we were on our way home.
We could almost pretend it wasn't winter!