Thanks to some warm air flowing up from Santa Rosa, California, MY Town had been experiencing higher than normal temperatures for most of December. That situation has changed somewhat, as you can see on the weather graphic shown above. The windchills have been below zero for all of 2019 so far. I don’t know what I’ll do if that trend keeps up for the final 51 weeks of the year.
I plan to ride my bike at least a couple of miles every single day this year. (This IS Cycle365, isn’t it?) Of course, that’s my plan EVERY year, yet I always end up failing for one reason or another. And I’ll probably miss a few days again this year. But there is NO WAY I will be a failure on the very first day of 2019 just because of a little frigid weather.
An additional motivation for me is the new monthly challenge. Clouds? Oh yes, we have clouds alright. Our skies have had almost nothing BUT clouds during our warm spell over the last couple of weeks. So many clouds that I was unable to participate in Rich’s Winter Solstice Challenge. Maybe even as many clouds as France and England have had, according to recent Cycle365 reports.
I hit the road with my mountain bike at 9:30 a.m. so I could get in some cycling before the temperature rose up into the double digits. I didn’t want anybody to think I was a sissy. Nevertheless, I will admit that I only rode the bare minimum of “a couple miles”–not because I’m a sissy, but because I froze my fingers while taking the following pictures for your viewing pleasure.