I decided to try some gravel last night on the way home. Danna suggested going west on Fort since it was a bad time to ride Military and State. Left the shop after dark. Fort was busy with rush hour traffic so I took Larimore and dropped out on Fort around 152nd.
Been a while since I was swore at, but a guy in a pickup took care of that. Gravel starting at 178th was frozen with occassional packed snow. The only time I spun was out of the saddle climbing. Good ride till I turned around at 194th and found a headwind for the return. Flag showed a N wind but it must have been NE because it was really cold and I didn't feel it going W. Had to run hands under water when I got home. Checked the weather station and it was 14 with a wind chill of 5. I forgot how treeless and cold gravel roads can be. I only averaged about 10 mph.