Winter Is Coming, Part II (The Sequel to the Santa Rosa Version of “Winter is Coming,” by Old Grumbleface.)

As depicted in the featured photo, I am still mired in a complete renovation of the lower level of our home. Not that I’m doing any of the work, but I’ll still use that as the main excuse for my absence on Cycle365 recently. I’m still riding a few miles every day, but I just haven’t had the time to post anything about those bike rides.

Speaking of the featured photo, who among you could look out that window and not want to get out there on your bike and then brag about it on Cycle365? I know I couldn’t resist–especially since I’ve recently been referred to as “THE MIGHTY SNOW-IMMUNE NORTH MAN” by a famous Cycle365 author. (That’s right, I was reading the Comments section this morning.)

We are in the midst of our first “Winter Storm Warning” today. Five to eight inches of blowing snow is expected. I figured I should start riding while there was only about three inches.

I was disappointed to see that the roads were not yet plowed, which made the pedaling a little difficult. I was up to the task, but not for very long.

Another thing I’ve picked up on from the Cycle365 comments is the idea of just posting a highlight from your ride instead of feeling obligated to stick to the Challenges. In that spirit, the following picture was the highlight from today’s very short bike ride.

You know a lot of snow has fallen when somebody can build a snowman taller than their house.

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.

3 response to "Winter Is Coming, Part II (The Sequel to the Santa Rosa Version of “Winter is Coming,” by Old Grumbleface.)"

  1. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: November 29, 2022

    Very nice snowman! You may keep the snow TYVM!!
    You as well as Nancy are somewhat ahead of the December Challenge — which was never intended to supplant our regular rides was it?

  2. By: NancyG Posted: December 1, 2022

    That snowman could possibly be a replant from Buffalo! Where else would one find enough snow for that size snow person!

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