With Paula and her sister, we went skiing at Berkshire East on Monday. Annique rented snowboard equipment, and we did a bunch of runs. It was pretty busy for a Monday; I guess the lure of fresh snow and the expected rain later that week drove people to the mountain. Fortunately, there was a new lift, which is probably twice as fast as the older one, and it really helped keep the lines short. A little later, Melissa and Dusty joined us, and we skied together for a few runs. Later that day, Paula and I played a session of pickleball.

Annique, Paula and me on the lift

The next morning, I tried to fat bike on some of the trails in town, but the snow was too soft and deep to be enjoyable.

Snow moile trails

I rode through the field on the snowmobile trail to the CSA. On the way back, I rode over the road and did a loop through town.

Over the bridge back to the road

In the evening, I joined the NCC TT/Hillclimb race, which used the Harrogate course in Zwift. I felt very strong and finished third with a time of 22:41 and an average power output of 285 watts.

285 Watts average on the Harrogate course

On Wednesday, we took a walk through town and played a session of pickleball in the evening.

Walk along Ivy road

We did some touring with Annique, visiting Chapel Falls and Salmon Falls. In the afternoon, I went for a road bike ride with a loop through South Ashfield and back over North Poland.

Chapel Falls

I saw some familiar faces, John and Jason, even twice as they were riding the route in the opposite direction.

Main Poland Rd after running into John

Saturday involved another round of pickleball and a walk through town. Sunday finished the week off with a quick spin. Things got a little exciting and cold when I ended up in a snow squall, but fortunately, it was brief.

Reeds Bridge Road after the brief snow squal

This week on Veloviewer

3 rides, 3 hikes and 1 ski.