I didn’t ride my bike at all yesterday. I have all kinds of excuses for whimping out. For one, I had to go in for my Covid booster shot at 9:40 a.m. I had cancelled a previous appointment a few weeks ago and I felt it wouldn’t be right to cancel another one just because I wanted to go for a bike ride before the snow started moving in.
Sure enough, as I drove home from the pharmacy where I got my shot, the roads were already snowy and more big flakes were falling. I’m hoping the picture at the top of the page will explain my second excuse for not riding today.
My third excuse was that I had to prepare myself for shoveling the snow out of my driveway after the storm passed. That task wasn’t too hard, but it segues into my fourth excuse: When I had finished shoveling my arm was kind of sore. Before too long my whole body was achy and it lasted throughout the night.
Since my first two covid vaccinations back in May, I have never passed up an opportunity to brag about how I had absolutely no ill-effects from either one of them. I could not believe how this half-dose booster affected me.
The good news is that I felt much better this morning. That bad news is that it is -2 degrees (F). I love being able to translate that into -19 (C) because that sound so much colder. Heck, it was almost as cold as Arizona out there. No excuses today though. I went for a short bike ride but didn’t bother to take my mittens off for ABCDESQ photos. Nevertheless, here are a couple of consolation photos:
Speaking of the Czar, he will be making a special announcement tomorrow regarding the January challenge.