Archive for the 'Every Day Rides' Category

Mixed Feelings

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

21 February, 2006 Temperature: 9 degrees F (-13°C)
My neighbor Coleman just said something to me that stopped me dead in my tracks.
Coleman is the nice gentleman who moved into the house behind mine a few years ago with his lovely wife Jessie. We don’t hang out much, because we have so little in common, but […]

Morning Glory

Monday, February 20th, 2006

20 February, 2006 Temperature: 11 degrees F (-12°C)
Spring is coming. I can smell it on the breeze. I can see it in the sunrise, which comes earlier every morning. Another month, maybe, and I will be riding my KLR to work. Or will I?
That’s a tough decision. Fifty miles-per-gallon versus eighty? A responsible man would […]

Yup, It’s Cold. Press On…

Friday, February 17th, 2006

17 February, 2006 Temperature: -6 degrees F (-21°C)
This morning, I dressed for the ride in every piece of cold-weather gear […]

Cold Days Ahead

Thursday, February 16th, 2006

15-16 February, 2006 Temperature: 7 degrees F (-14°C)
Sorry I didn’t update yesterday, but sometimes life in meatspace intrudes.
Yesterday’s ride was cold. The seven degrees temperature felt more like […]

The Iceman Cometh…

Tuesday, February 14th, 2006

14 February, 2006 Temperature: 26 degrees F (-3°C)
It was raining when I stepped […]

Grocery Gitter

Monday, February 13th, 2006

13 February, 2006 Temperature: 15 degrees F (-9°C)
I’ve been contemplating this homely milk crate today. So ugly, yet so useful. In a way, it sort of legitimizes us, the Baron and I. Let me explain…
Believe it or not, we have been caught speeding a time or two on West River Road. When I say “caught”, I […]

The Happy Warrior

Friday, February 10th, 2006

10 February, 2006 Temperature: 26 […]

Ordeal

Thursday, February 9th, 2006

09 February, 2006 […]

A Perfect Metaphor

Tuesday, February 7th, 2006

07 February, 2006 Temperature: 21 degrees F (-6°C)
The Baron turned over seven thousand kilometers today. It happened early on our morning commute, at about quarter after six. The sky was dark and cloudy, and I wouldn’t have even noticed had we not stopped for gas.
Under the bright flourescents at the Holiday station, the odometer read […]

Unscathed…

Monday, February 6th, 2006

06 February, 2006 Temperature: 11 degrees F (-11°C)
After our record mild January, this morning felt cold by comparison. Eleven degrees is right at the threshold between glove and mitten weather. If I wear gloves, my fingers will be pretty cold by the time I get to work, unless I stop for a warm-up on the way. […]