Archive for the 'Every Day Rides' Category

Commuter Noir

Wednesday, March 8th, 2006

08 March, 2006 Temperature: Becoming Irrelevant
When I stepped outside this morning, the fog swirled around me like a shroud. The streetlights wore pale halos, and you could barely see the pavement from forty feet away. The gorgeous blonde dame reached for me through the doorway, whispering, “Be careful out there…”
I looked into her deep blue […]

Random Ramblings

Monday, March 6th, 2006

06 March, 2006 Temperature: 25 degrees F (-4°C)
Old Man Winter stopped by last night, and left an inch-thick blanket of white on the ground. It was only a dusting on the roads this morning, but they were still slippery in spots. It’s nothing we haven’t dealt with before.
It was almost dawn by the time we […]

Ups and Downs

Friday, March 3rd, 2006

03 March, 2006 Temperature: 30 degrees F (-1°C)
The morning commute was strange today. It being a Friday, I expected the usual early-risers to be out in force, aggressively forging ahead with their minds on the coming weekend. Much to my surprise, our route was virtually deserted. It was as if everyone who usually drives here on […]

Our Last First Thursday

Thursday, March 2nd, 2006

02 March, 2006 Temperature: Above Freezing
Riding to work this morning, I couldn’t keep my mind from wandering. The Baron and I have covered over 9,000 kilometers in our four months together. Today was the First Thursday in March, and you know what that means… This is the last First Thursday we are going to enjoy together. […]

Looking Forward

Wednesday, March 1st, 2006

01 March, 2006 Temperature: 31 degrees F (-1°C)
The Baron and I left a half hour late this morning. It takes time to lose an argument with a proud, stubborn woman. Amy insisted that she already feels good enough to go to work today. I insisted she give the antibiotics more time to do their job […]

Back on Course

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

28 February, 2006 24 degrees F (-4°C)
Well, just as I feared, Amy wouldn’t let me stay home today to take care of her. She had all the help modern pharmaceuticals can provide, and kept the telephone close in case she changed her mind. I think all the positive energy coming from my readers probably helped as […]

Best Laid Plans…

Monday, February 27th, 2006

Well folks, I have to keep this one short. I have a sick wife to look after.
Amy called me at work, about 2:30 this afternoon, crying. Her head hurt so bad, she couldn’t drive herself to the clinic. I had planned to take the Baron in for a checkup tonight, and a meeting with […]

Dr. Saturday

Sunday, February 26th, 2006

26 February, 2006 Temperature: 28 degrees F (-2°C)
Spring Fever ought to be listed in the medical journals as a debilitating affliction. It certainly was for me last week.
As I review what I wrote, I remember how tired I felt, sitting here at the keyboard night after night. I see that I was talking about spring […]


Friday, February 24th, 2006

24 February, 2006 Temperature: 18 degrees F (-8°C)
Well, it’s been an interesting couple of days. Fatigue has been stalking me lately, as I just can’t seem to sleep through the night. I don’t know if it’s spring fever or what, but my mind races after the lights go out. I keep thinking of the places […]

River Ride

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006

22 February, 2006 Temperature: Getting warmer…
It is snowing outside as I type this. I feel good about that. I don’t think we are going to see any accumulation, but I don’t really think it’s time for OMW to throw in the towel just yet. OMW, of course, is my abbreviation for Old Man Winter. You know, […]