Waterfalls and the Aftermath of a Winter Storm

I got back from my monthly trip to Iowa yesterday. I was down there for five days this time instead of the usual two days. In addition to his cancer treatments, now my dad has some cardiac issues to be dealt with, including a valve replacement surgery. That means quite a few more trips to Iowa in the next month or so. No big deal. I can handle it. I’m not complaining. That’s just my explanation for what has been, and will continue to be, my sporadic contributions to Cycle365.

Perhaps the worst thing about this week’s trip was that Minnesota had ANOTHER major snow & ice storm while I was gone and The Feeshko had to deal with it herself. She valiantly tried to shovel the knee-high snow off the driveway. Thankfully, the neighbor across the street saw her struggles and came over with his snowblower. The bad part of his generosity is that it deprived me of the pleasure of shoveling the driveway myself once I got home.

Don’t worry about me though–I knew I’d get an opportunity to showcase my specialty today. No, I don’t mean shoveling and, of course, bike riding isn’t my specialty. Showing off is my specialty. Here are some pictures (and a video) of waterfalls, post-storm scenery, and my specialty.

Check out the frozen waterfall cascading down my back stairs.

At the top of this picture is a waterfall of sorts.

The rugged Snowplow Mountain Range

Still snowed in (four days after the storm)

At least the bike trail was plowed (sort of).
In place of shoveling the driveway, I spent an hour building this snow-monster at the edge of the driveway. It was fun.

Hi. My name is Greg and I ride my bike a lot. That is to say, I ride my bike almost every day. I go on long rides and short rides. Sunny rides, cloudy rides, and rainy rides. I like commuting, errand-running, day-tripping, overnighting, and touring on my bike. I ride on city streets, highways, gravel, single track, and snow with equal enthusiasm. Sometimes I ride fast and sometimes I ride slow. I try to keep my feet on the pedals at stop lights and I do not dismount when I hop up on a curb. I have a roadie bike, a mountain bike and a touring bike. I try to accept any challenge a bike ride can throw at me without complaint. But I don't like bugs.

6 response to "Waterfalls and the Aftermath of a Winter Storm"

  1. By: DJG Posted: January 8, 2023

    Best wishes to your father.
    The staircase waterfall picture is well impressive.

  2. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: January 9, 2023

    The most portly, shocked snowman I,ve ever seen.

  3. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: January 9, 2023

    All the Best to your dad!!

    Waterfalls frozen in time — very nice!!

  4. By: NancyG Posted: January 9, 2023

    Thank goodness it is YOU who lives there and NOT ME!! I could not take all that cold weather and you seem to not only do it well, but enjoy it.

    I really like that snow monster that you created.

  5. By: BobinVT Posted: January 12, 2023

    Well, kudos to your neighbors for helping the Feeshko out, even if it did deny you the fun of shoveling. Best of luck to your Dad.

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