Monday, 12 March 2018
I rode 10 miles to get a hot chocolate at The Homestead in Salem. The Homestead is a block and a half from my home. My home in Salem is within a half mile of just about everything in Salem, within about 3 blocks from almost everything I need. We had a nice blizzard (8 inches of snow along with high winds) about a week ago, so there is a bit of snow around yet. The snow and wind had most schools in the area closed on Monday and Tuesday and many had a 2-hour late start on Wednesday. My one-block walk to work and home on Monday was pretty ugly. The snow has been melting away quickly as the sun is now high enough in the sky during the day. The streets in town are mostly clear of snow and ice. The roads I rode outside of town were clear. The temp when I rode today was around 35F and there was a bit of a NW wind.