Yesterday was a teaser … way above normal temperatures for late winter. Today is a few degrees below normal. Hey, that is typical Indiana weather. Today is also forecasted to be windy … gusting to 30 mph. That is also very typical Indiana weather. In fact 50 mph winds are fairly common. I can’t say that I like dealing with wind when I ride but at least I am reclined enough that the wind does not effect me very much. I can remember what it was like riding a diamond frame bicycle in the wind. What a difference!

With current river flooding occurring due to snow melting from the warmer temperatures that finally arrived we have at least two trails closed. I just looked at the website reporting the river levels. I was elated to see that the Maumee river has already crested and is slowly on its way back down. I sure hope they can and will get the trail back open soon. I welcome the wind at such a time as the wind helps dry up the water on the trail so they can sweep it off to get it reopened. I personally wish they they had never built the trails alongside of the 3 rivers here in Fort Wayne,Indiana. I am sure I am wrong but it seems like the trails are closed more than they are open. Two trails are closed due to flooding at this time. That still leaves three trails open I can ride. There is a fourth trail (Aboite Trails)  but I don’t consider it a trail. It is just some “glorified sidewalks” running alongside roads.

I am waiting awhile this morning for the temperature to go up before I head out for a ride. Again our weather is fluctuating all over the place. We have had some really warm temperatures overnight but the last couple of days it has gotten cold again. Today’s forecasted high is only 37 … quite a drop from yesterday’s 64.

Author: Steve Newbauer

I have a few current blogs (tadpolerider1, navysight, truthtoponder and stevesmixedbag) so I am keeping busy. I hope you the reader will find these blogs interesting and enjoy your time here. Feel free to email me at tadpolerider2 at gmail dot com (

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