Must be spring because today the Wyoming Football Team had it's spring scrimmage game to end spring camp. In the days leading up to this, the coaching staff had been quite concerned, because around here--perhaps unlike in places such as Gainesville, Austin, Clemson, and Tuscaloosa--it isn't really spring football unless there is enough snow in the stadium for fans to sit on for the scrimmage.
Fortunately, Friday's ample snowfall took care of that concern.
With lots of new, heavy snow up in the hills, I opted to skip running and bike longer instead. The highlight of the ride was undoubtedly a very loud explosion which occurred just as I was biking past the south endzone while the scrimmage was underway. Were overzealous fans setting off fireworks? Had the field crew fired off the cannon used to mark scores? In town ranchers hunting urban coyotes? No. Upon inspection, it just turned out to be the tube in my rear tire blowing up.
While unfortunate, and a temporary interruption of the ride, the silver lining was that the chain needed cleaning anyway, and my chief chain cleaning method is to take off and put back on the rear wheel. Somehow in that process any excess grime and grease on the chain ends up on my hands, socks, shirt, and face--so really it all works out quite well.
Very sunny day, if cool, thanks to a steady, cool breeze out of the south all day long.