De la lluvia a la nieve

Stucco, wisteria, evergreens and snow.

Well, we went from rain to snow overnight — not much of it, it’s true, but still.

I was glad to not be Herself’s librarian pal from Colorado, who popped round for a visit en route to Arizona only to find her auto’s heater had crapped out as the weather worsened outside of Santa Fe. Also, and too, her windshield scraper seemed to have vanished mysteriously.

Good times. Maybe not. Anyway, she probably won’t need the heater or the scraper in Sedona.

We may not need them here much longer, either. Tomorrow’s high is expected to be in the low 60s, with 70s on tap for a few days afterward.

14 Responses to “De la lluvia a la nieve”

  1. Pat O'Brien Says:

    Well, not sure what weather she will get in Sedona. We have freeze warning for tonight in low areas of Cochise County. But 94 for a high on Friday. Welcome to climate change, again.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      When they said “climate change,” I didn’t think it would be changin’ ever’ damn day.

      She’ll be OK. The fabled Sedona Vortex will keep her toasty.

      But 94 to freeze warning? That’s just uncalled for. We should bomb somebody.

      • JD Dallager Says:

        Careful what you wish for!! 🙂

      • Pat O'Brien Says:

        Vortex and crystals dangling everywhere. Magic. Spent one night there going home after mountain bike riding around Williams. Won’t go back. They charge for the magic.

      • Patrick O'Grady Says:

        I went there once a very long time ago and did some brief mountain biking; might’ve been part of a VeloNews junket back in the Nineties, when we were doing a “Made In USA” advertorial thingie. It seemed OK.

        Passed through after Interbike last year and the place seemed to have accumulated several of the worst aspects of Taos, Vail, Santa Fe, Breckenridge, Flagstaff and various other tourist destinations.

  2. Libby Says:

    Hope the weather doesn’t put a damper on that bike swap so Herself’s bike sells. I think you have to be pretty organized and already somewhat pared down in order to take advantage of selling the excess! Otherwise, it’s overwhelming and very time consuming to monetize the stuff. Herself could go into a home – cherry pick, price and sell it for the owner. I wrote this for your previous post but as often happens I get distracted and don’t post.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Yeah, me too, Libby. I wasn’t sure whether this was an indoor or outdoor deal. Hope I didn’t wash and lube Herself’s Stone Age Cannondale for nothing.

      Speaking of The Boss, she’s having a high old time listing goodies on eBay. Bonding with the sis and niece, don’t ya know.

      Even got me in on the act — I’ve surrendered an old Olympus digital audio recorder and may give up a matched pair of Canon VIXIA HF M41 camcorders. They were a steal way back when, but I mostly use a GoPro, a Garmin VIRB and a weirdo Canon VIXIA mini X vlogging camcorder these days. That last one has excellent sound.

      • Late update: Herself’s bike sold! That means one more fine made-in-USA machine is plying the mean streets of Duke City. Also, that the fleet is down to a mere 17 bikes. I think we’ll manage somehow.

      • Pat O'Brien Says:

        Glad it sold! Did you sell anything else? I assume herself still has her Double Cross if the cycling bug bites her occasionally.

      • Patrick O'Grady Says:

        Nah, Pat, I looked long and hard around the garage and thought, “Y’know, I actually ride all these things.”

        I could probably do without the Soma Saga (rim-brake edition), because (a) it’s set up as a serious beast of burden, with bombproof Rivendell wheels and a triple, and (2) I’m a lazybones when and if I actually tour (25 pounds tops, stay in motels, camping gear for emergency purposes only).

        But who knows? If I ever decided to ride to, say, Interbike, that’s probably the bike I’d pick. Y’never know, is what I’m saying. Be prepared, old scout.

      • Pat O'Brien Says:

        Ride to Interbike? That sounds damn interesting. Time for some research.

      • Pat O'Brien Says:

        https://goo.gl/WVrp2p

  3. larryatcycleitalia Says:

    I hope this is the LAST winter/spring we have to be in Iowa! Weather’s been crap since I came back from MOTOGP last weekend and forecast is crap pretty much until we escape to Italy next week. Forecast for Sicily looks very nice…we’ll see the Etna stage of Il Giro if everything goes to plan.

  4. khal spencer Says:

    For a while it looked like we would get a foot of snow up here but abruptly it stopped around noonish. I think we got about six to eight in Los Alamos and a little more in Santa Fe, as I got to shovel out two houses as well as my neighbor’s place in the City Indifferent.

    So nope, we never did get our Big Ten Inch…snowstorm.

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