After two weeks of sub-freezing temperatures and lots of snow, we had 4C today and the roads looked safe enough for me to get back on my bicycle. In the morning I wasn’t sure that all the paths on my way to tai chi would be cleared, so I didn’t ride there, but in the afternoon I was curious so I went out to scout my regular route. All the paths were free of snow. It’s supposed to get a bit warmer in the weeks to come. Indeed 4C even felt warm after the colder days we had been having. But wind and rain is also in the forecast. So we shall see.
I wore my heated gloves today and my hands were warm enough. However after an hour the gloves are not as warm as in the beginning. After I had them in the house for five or ten minutes and before I turned them off, they were again very warm. So I guess the outdoor temperature cools them off, and the colder it is, the shorter the heating effect, but not because the battery is empty. That’s my theory anyway.
Here are some pictures from one of my walks on the icy days.
Here in Gauting it seems they are trying to save energy. They hung up some very modest Christmas decorations in the main street, but they have never turned on the lights! That’s just a bit too parsimonious. Really! So here’s a Christmas angel from indoors for a more festive mood.