Coldest Day of the Year

20 02 2015

I hadn’t had LaVera out and/or running since early January.  Today, due to unforeseen scheduling circumstances – I had to pick the boys up from school.  It was the coldest day of the winter season (so far).  I think the temp was 4, but the windchill was around -20.  Not cool Mother Nature.  Just not cool.

While I admit -20 is a bit chilly for me, I’m also a strong believer in the fact that there is no such thing as bad weather – just bad gear.  So I bundled up and seriously considered walking, but my 6 year old would not have shared my gusto to embrace the elements head on.  Time to fire up the Scout.

Roads were dry, so I wasn’t too concerned with the salt factor.  She was able to stay idle on the 4th start and I sat in the driveway for a full 15 minutes.  I had left her locked in 4 wheel drive, which I didn’t need, but was unable to shift out.  So I pulled out of the driveway and drove a block to warm/loosen things up a bit.  The we shifted out of 4 x 4 and unlocked the hubs.  She idled pretty high the whole time, but other than that – rode like a champ.

I snapped a photo to commemorate the winter ride and I think the Scout Gods were pleased.

1967 Postal Scout 800

Paddlboard update:

Blue prints have been ordered.  Holding patern until spring…