Frost and some outdoor art

Adding miles and points to my team for the Ride In The Rain Challenge, I arranged a ride last week with another bike buddy and the start for me was early on a frosty morning.

I started riding from my house in some rather deep frost on the lawns and leaves along the roadside.

 

On my way to meet Kathy I took a little detour to see how the wintering garden at the elementary school is doing.. It too was frosty and it looks as though they have cleaned it up quite a bit.

You can see that the sun was arriving on order for the day, and as Kathy and I continued on our (hilly) loop ride we were warming up. In the old town of Mukilteo (I live in the newer development up the hill) I couldn’t resist this piece of the past.

More hills really warmed us up. My friend Kathy is a trooper, and managed the hills very well — slow and steady. But I am not sure she will opt for this route again unless she needs hill training for something! I on my e-assist Bike Friday — well, you can guess.

As we neared the end of our ride we stopped for a potty break and a more ‘futuristic’ art project.

Snohomish County Public Art Collection it says…

And now it is Thanksgiving weekend and I have a post to do later for that. Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

6 response to "Frost and some outdoor art"

  1. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: November 24, 2018

    Good you got more miles and points for your challenge.
    The frost itself can produce some art (in a way) as it melts in the sunlight and remains in the shadows — at least for a while.
    Which assist did you install on the BF? Looking at their website there are 3 versions — all of which require pedaling — and I completely agree with BF as to why they do.
    Very cool! A BF ebike! 🙂

    • By: NancyG Posted: November 24, 2018

      Thanks Rich. The frost really does appear art-like a long as it is not ON the actual route ;’-) Then it appears dangerous.
      I have pedal assist (I don’t want throttle unless I am unable to pedal!). I have had my BF for a long time (actually it is my second one as I traded in once) and it was the best to add the motor that is in the front wheel. I really appreciate the boost up some of those hills we have around here!! AND, they were getting steeper every yeay ;’-).

  2. By: Lah Posted: November 26, 2018

    What ride in the rain challenge? I must have missed something.

    • By: NancyG Posted: November 26, 2018

      A major local bike club started this challenge a few years ago. I don’t know for sure if it is for our own area and I think anyone can actually join in as it is free. Some form teams and others just ride as individuals. There is no real prize, just the fun of a challenge in what is notoriously the rainiest month of the year here.

  3. By: The Navigator Posted: November 26, 2018

    That looks chilly! We get a fair amount of frost in winter where I live, but only about five with frost that thick. Our record low is 24F. Glad you had some some in your rainy month!

    • By: NancyG Posted: November 26, 2018

      I must say that we don’t get too many freezing days either. And for November we have been fortunate with lots of dry or semi dry days and many with sun ;’-). Until now. This week we will see a lot of rain that may keep me either off the bike or on for some very short miles.

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