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What the heck?

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

Sunday we had sunny skies and temperatures almost reached 70 degrees. Yesterday it was in the lower 30s and raining all day. Then last night we got a bit of snow, and this morning it was back to riding in snow — and ice, since a lot of the rain that fell yesterday froze overnight. As usual, the bike path caused me some problems. As I was going uphill toward the Bypass, the path curved and there was some ice I didn’t see. My bike sort of slid sideways. Fortunately I was able to push it away from me and simply stand up, although even then my feet were slipping. Some people waiting for the bus were amused. So was I, once I determined I was safe. I walked the remaining 20 feet or so of the path.

I understand that nearly 70 degrees the other day was unusually warm for this time of year, but now I got a taste of spring, and I’m ready for the real deal. Although I’d settle for not having to contend with ice anymore — that sure is getting old.

5 Responses to “What the heck?”

  1. furiousball Says:

    or perhaps you could switch to ice skating to work?

  2. Noah Says:

    This is the call of the year-round bike commuter.

    We’re all sick of it, but too stubborn to stop.

  3. Dave Says:

    Great stuff…..just recently found this blog while in search of Hilly Hundred info from various google sites. The pictures are terrific and appreciated. I ride the hilly each fall, run the mini each spring, and do at least one sprint tri during the summer…….at the end of the day, cycling is still the calling……your site and pictures keep it alive! Thanks.

  4. Apertome Says:

    Wow Dave, thanks a lot. I’m glad you enjoy the photos and the blog. Here’s hoping things warm up so we can get some real riding in.

  5. Jon Says:

    I am ready to ride to work and back without having to dress like a Bicycle Ninja to keep warm, myself.

    I pretty much solved the ice problem by purchasing some studded stires. Pricy, but worth it.

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