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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Just One Day Ago - Snow!


I had been debating with myself whether or not to put away the bike with studded tires and start riding Summer (the awesome (as in best in the world) fixed gear) again, until two days ago when it cooled back off and we got a few inches of snow. It was great though! The paths had melted clear before it came and so were totally ride-able after, making for some of the most pleasant cycling I've done in a long time.

I felt sorry for the robins. I swear those little harbingers of Spring don't like standing in the snow, because there were abnormal numbers of them hanging out on the bare patches of the path. They seemed to be asking me for some explanation...




Sorry, gotta zoom in. Robins don't speak human very loudly, because they're, like, small and, like, birds:




I don't know why the little jerks were blaming me. All I could say was, "I know, right? Snow? This suuucks!" I was being insincere with the robins, however, because in actuality I was enjoying the snowscape a great deal.





The snow liked me a lot too, sticking to whatever it could. The bike ran surprisingly well considering all the crud that was frozen to it:







That snow is mostly gone now. Hope you're happy, robins*.

Yer Pal,
R A N T W I C K

* italics in this case are meant to denote a sarcastic, sneering tone. Is that how you took it?

6 comments:

Steve A said...

Now, that would be considered "snowpocalypse" in North Texas or in Ocean Shores.

anniebikes said...

We got the blasted snow too -- 3". It interrupted my commute, but only for a day. I was feeling more sorry for the sugar makers -- it's been a tough year. My husband bought 5 gallons fearing a rise in prices.

RoadQueen said...

We got hit, too. I wan't nearly as gracious about it as you, Rantwick. If fact, I pretty much threw a fit and pouted. A lot.

Glad you were able to find the silver lining and enjoy your ride. :)

John Romeo Alpha said...

Ride Summer and show weather who's boss.

cafiend said...

We got snow Tuesday night. On Wednesday morning I thought the roads had thawed clear, but shaded sections at higher elevations were crusty and slick. A brutal wind added to the abuse.

This morning was even colder but the roads had managed to clear and the wind had dropped.

I could use some warmth.

RANTWICK said...

We're back to sunny but cool here in London Ontario, quite nice riding weather, but a little bump in temp would be much appreciated... by the robins, y'know.

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