The animals are starting to emerge now that the power of winter is weakening. I saw a skunk and a confused little field mouse on the way to work. Skunks were out in full force last year and it seems that the trend will continue this year as well. Though I don’t mind seeing skunks and it’s pretty easy to avoid them on a bike, I wish good luck to all the drivers on weaving a path through the minefield of walking stink bombs.
It was snowing on the way home! Okay, I shouldn’t really say it was “snowing” but there were snowflakes falling from the sky so it kinda-sorta counts. We may get up to three inches of snow tomorrow afternoon and all I can say is the shoulders of the roads better not be plowed when I get out of work or it will be a total rip-off.
You know the saying, “You don’t know what you have until it’s gone”? I have had fun biking through the snow but I didn’t realize I would miss it quite so much when it no longer covered the road.
The past three nights I have been dreaming about bikes and snow in different scenarios. (In one I was leading a group of friends in biking through this epic snow cave. They kept asking if the walls would collapse since it was so warm outside and I would just reply, “Yeah, it is possible”, while calmly continuing to go father into the cave.)
So hopefully we will get some nice snow tomorrow or I may spend another night guiding my helpless friends to an icy demise.
To work (10 miles)
3:40 am to 4:40 am
20F, 7 mph Southeast wind
From work (10 miles)
3:15 pm to 4:20 pm
32F, 9 mph South wind