Indeed, I am having fun with this month’s weather challenge. Certainly I have fun showing off the weather in my part of the world, but I’m also having fun reading about all of the crazy weather the rest of you Cycle365-ers are enjoying–and trust me, I read every one of your posts. I don’t always send you a message, and I’m not very good at responding to the messages you send me, but I appreciate everything that’s going on here in this wonderful world of weather.
So let me show you a couple of pictures from today’s bike ride.
Don’t worry, even though I had built up some pretty good downhill speed at the curve shown above, I didn’t fall. I employed one of the skills most Minnesota bike riders develop when riding in these conditions–the old “put one foot down on the road” maneuver–because brakes don’t always work. I was very close to going down, but after some crazy wobbling I made a spectacular save. I took that picture to commemorate the event.
I’m re-posting it because Emily, The Navigator, commented on it and wrote “The driveway snowpile looks like it could be made into a fantastic snow fort.” She is always daring me, and double-daring me, to do stuff.
Since that time, we have gotten another 12-inches of snow–snow that I had to shovel off my driveway. It is only the 13th of the month and this is the 4th snowiest February in history. After all that shoveling, I’ll be damned if I’m going to dig out a snow fort. After all, I’m not a little kid.