Greetings once again from the Winter Wonderland I call home. For most of the previous Cycle365 Monthly Challenges, I limited myself to one or two posts. I sure am making up for that this month, aren’t I? And now I’m back to irritate you with ANOTHER gosh-darn weather report.
Oh, oh! I only made it one paragraph into this post and I remembered something that is going to require me to go off on one of my annoying gosh-darn tangents:
Back when I worked in the paint industry, I had a vice-president of sales who would say “I don’t want a weather report–I want RESULTS” whenever somebody would try to use 3-feet of snow and sub-zero temperatures as an excuse for poor paint sales. In the same way, I suspect you Cycle365-ers are just about ready to say “We don’t want a weather report, we want QUALITY and VARIETY!” Sorry, you’re going to get another gosh-darn snowy weather report.
When I woke up this morning there was already about 5″ of new snow on my driveway. By the time I got out there to shovel, there was 6″ of snow on my driveway. It takes me an hour to shovel my driveway and by the time I was done with the last part, there was almost another inch of new snow on the part where I started shoveling. And then the city snow plow came through and shoved another ton of snow onto the bottom of my driveway. And it’s going to continue to snow for most of the day. And my back is feeling a little sore. And I continue to live in this gosh-darn state.
After I went back and re-shoveled that ton of snow off the bottom of my drive way, I decided it was time for a break. Yes, it was time for a bike ride.
After retrieving my mountain bike from the bike garage I pedaled off into the snow. The freshly-plowed streets were no longer freshly-plowed, so my ride was, once again, fairly short and fairly challenging. But FUN!