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More snow? And, photos from yesterday

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

My ride home last night was fun, the snow didn’t melt and the roads were clear, but I had fun riding in the snow on the bike path. In fact, I tacked on a little extra distance, following the bike path to where it ends and then coming back to go where I needed to go. There was a little ice, but mostly it was just nice crunchy snow.

The same was true this morning. I woke up to find it was 12 degrees outside. I showered and got ready, bundling up. By the time I got to work, I was quite warm. When I reached my desk, I saw that the temperature had reached a whopping 17 degrees. No wonder I was warm! They’re predicting more snow today and a “wintry mix” tonight, so maybe things will get interesting. By the way, I turn 28 years old today. I’m hoping for snow for my birthday.

As promised, here are some photos from my commute yesterday.

Handlebars, taken while stopped at the drive-up mailbox to return some Netflix movies.

Weird door
Weird door. I had never noticed this before.

7th Street
7th St.

Riding on 7th Street
The only real hill on my commute, long, but gradual.

My bicycle, in the storage room
My bicycle in the storage room

Sunset over the bike path
Sunset over the bike path

11 Responses to “More snow? And, photos from yesterday”

  1. furiousball Says:

    my banjo bros pannier is on my little shoe rack thingy by my front door and the reflective lining always catches my eye several times every night while i’m working on my couch.

    very cool door. i love stuff like that. people doing creative things like that are the good stuff in this life, no matter how much snow we get

  2. John Says:

    I tried to contact banjo bros and got no response. I have heard good things about them but their non response made me wonder what would happen if anything went wrong with the product. No thanks.

    Your ride looked a wee bit chilly.

  3. Apertome Says:

    John: Hmm, that’s weird. I’ve never tried to contact them, though, so I can’t really offer any experience from that standpoint. I like my Banjo Brothers waterproof pannier, but I’ll probably get something different at some point. The only real problem I’ve had though is that the clip doesn’t stay shut as well as I feel it should. Still, something more rugged might work a little better for me in the long run.

    That said, aside from coming unclipped a couple of times, this pannier hasn’t failed me. It’s particularly good in the rain.

  4. John Says:

    I am getting my panniers from REI where I bought the bike. They are the same brand as my new bike but I suspect the name is tacked on during the manufacturing process in some asian plant.

    I have a photo of my co rider but can’t post it till I get home tonight. It’s not at all flattering, but it’s the only one I have. I may just make him not ride with me again.

  5. Dave Says:

    Did you mention it was your birthday? Yes! You DID mention that!! Well then, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

    Wishing you many more…

  6. furiousball Says:

    I just wanted to tell you how important and wonderful you are and how I love you very much and can’t imagine life without you.

    That sentence might have been copied and pasted from another website from some lady that claims to know you or something.

    Happy birthday brother. Oh and BTW, don’t eat any of that yellow snow.

  7. Apertome Says:

    Van: that first part is just creepy.

    Thanks for the birthday wishes, everyone!

  8. John Says:

    Happy birthday.

  9. Jett Says:

    If you’re 28 today, that means you were born on a Thursday (something perhaps only math people will appreciate).


  10. Marty Says:

    We finally got what qualifies as a real snow here – 3 inches or so, and enough to blanket the ground in white stuff. Too bad I’m at work in a seat with no windows.


  11. Apertome Says:

    Jett: That’s an interesting bit of trivia. Thanks, the math nerd in me was feeling neglected.

    Marty: we didn’t even get that much. But everything is an icy mess now, yikes!

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