Winter biking gearheads and cycling nuts gathered around burn barrels Saturday night at Westchester Lagoon for the annual Ice Criterium around the 400m loop. Two person teams race 10 laps around the glazed oval, switching riders every lap. Teams ride a single bike, passing the “baton” by swapping a pair of boxer shorts worn over top of their clothing. Schwalbe Ice Spiker Pros and Nokian 294 Extremes were well represented.
A few hours past dark we snaked around the Campbell Tract looking for nothing other than some late-winter snowpacked trails; the melt comes soon, and we’re all aware. Scared, maybe. The aurora borealis shimmered above. Thanks to Dave Bryan for the photos. Dave curates a Titanium Salsa Mukluk both with self-engineered studded fat tires and a properly studded 29er wheelset with Schwalbe Ice Spiker Pros.