Last year, the Northfield YMCA asked our local bike club if anyone would like to lead out the annual Jingle Bell Run downtown. Several of us fatbikers were interested, and had fun leading racers over the slick, cold course.
This year the Y asked us again, so again a bunch of us showed up, though the weather today was warm and gray and wet – not optimal fatbiking conditions. Still, it was fun to see the throng off and lead them along the courses. Shannon, Julia, and Genevieve were running the 2k race along with their BFFs, so I rode that course with my friend Michael and his son. Viewing conditions were perfect!
They all ran the entire course, which made me happy, since 1.25 miles is quite a long way for little kids!
After watching them finish, I looped back up the course to see the winner of the 5k zoom past
and admire the sight of the fatbikers cheering on other finishers as they rounded the last corner. We looked good, I think.
All in all, a great morning!