It’s cold (38) right now with high clouds. If the sun warms things up quickly, a ride might happen. But, I am not counting on it. Kinda boring around here without the better half. Our niece and husband moved to Seattle almost a year ago. Both are working for Amazon; it’s number 4 of the top 10 employers there. Every time I check their weather it’s rain. Not seeing the sun for days on end would depress the shit out of me.
Lack of sun is not good. Dunno how people who live in gray, cloudy places deal with that – the years I spent in NE were tough, tough, tough, especially the winters.
Dragged the ancient (26″ wheels and V-brakes…horrors!) MTB’s out over the weekend wearing everything-I-own in cycling clothing. Beats the hell out of a trainer down in the shop, but that ain’t saying much, is it? Ice-storm last night has put a halt to pretty much everything, but at least the power’s still on!!!
Ice storms are the worst. Went through one when I lived in Kentucky for a short time. Nasty, and forget driving! I made it about a mile to work that morning. Slid off the road and into a radio station parking lot, right into a parking place. Left it there for two days.
I’m not used to it snowing in this part of the country and lately i have riot been on my bike. The most exercise I get is going up and down the stairs in my townhouse(think apartment, cut into three sections and stacked) yesterday i did twelve flights of stairs. that that would not even get me down the road a bit.(sigh)
Well, shoot, Mike, stairs are better than nothin’. I use ’em whenever I stay in motels.
There are two great sets of stairs in Monument Valley Park, back in Bibleburg. One is a winding, uneven stone staircase that we used in our cyclocrosses back in the early Nineties, and the other is a fairly typical concrete deal that rises out of an athletic field to the trail through the park. I gave those buggers the what-fer when we still lived there.
I’d rather run stairs than ride the stationary bike any old day.
Ice storms build character and can be somewhat entertaining here in Michigan. First you see a big SUV blow by your somewhat impatiently. Next see said SUV spun out in ditch. As you pass you can almost read their lips, “what the hell! This 4 wheel drive sucks” . Ah yes, ice the bane of dumb ass drivers who fail to think about having to stop at some point.
Humm, my sandal tan is coming on nicely. nice sharp edge..
On a totally unrelated note, given the praise heaped on Carhartt jeans a few posts back, I went looking for them in NZ & found a retailer in Foxton, North Island who sells them. I was so blown away with the quality of the pair I ordered, I’ve just ordered two more.
With any luck I won’t be buying more jeans for a few decades.
This post is without merit, should be refuted and not to be believed – fake news if I’ve ever seen it – unless these purported “sandal tan” boast photos are included. I remain – even here in SoCal – cold and in long trousers. My god…