Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Rice Crispies

Normally once it gets cold enough to snow and stick here it's done. Rice crispy rides are usually to be had in the spring when it gets warm enough to slush the snow during the day and refreeze it overnight. But, this fall has been a bit off so far and after a couple of weeks of colder temperatures and some snow that actually stuck, yesterday we had 40 degrees again. It dropped back down last night and today we have the magical, musical rice crispy ride.

Monday, October 10, 2011

It's kinda dead in here.

So it's been a long uneventful summer. I remember summers here being shorter, but lately, when all I can think about is riding some fine wintertrak, it seems to go on forever. I commuted some this summer, but as the mornings get colde
r I found that the two bikes I have been using aren't suited to the task. One is full suspension and it's getting too cold for that. The other is a road bike, and quite frankly 30 degrees at 25 mph is not ideal either. I haven't gotten my replacement fr
ame for the one that cracked last year, but someone hooked me up with an aluminum replacement and I not have a working laendo again.
Since that just got together yesterday, it got ridden to work today, and of course as a welcome back gift, I got hit by a car. Guy was stopped at a sign, failed to yield right of way (didn't see me) and gassed it once I was directly in front of him. I came out of it with a bruised elbow and no damage to the bike (hoorah!). He came out of it shaking, apologetic and likely much more aware for the rest of the winter. So I guess it's a win for everyone.
In unrelated news, I will probably be not posting here as much as trying to put smaller blurbs on my new google+ stream. If you don't have an account yet, you should check it out, especially if you already have a gmail account.