Friday, December 02, 2005

Snow Day

I grew up in Northern Minnesota so the stuff that came down yesterday doesn't seem like that much. But in the Puget Sound area, snow is a novelty. I got sent home early from the bike shop and had a pretty uneventful ride home. Riding a fixed gear in the snow is quite fun, you have a perfect sense of exactly how much traction you do or don't have. The challenge, of course, is making sure that the other folks on the road, those guys and gals with multi-ton boxes of momentum, don't wind up on some collision course with you.

This is the really slow time at the shop and I don't start my new job with the Bicycle Alliance until next week. I really have no where I need to go today, so I'm not going anywhere. This will be a day at the laptop, working on stories that need writing and reports that need research. Maybe that makes me a wuss. I'm OK with that.

If you want a nice inspirational story of riding through the snow, check out my buddy Joe's blog entry. It's a nice story to read while you're settled indoors with a laptop and a nice warm cup of coffee. Keep 'em rolling.


Anonymous said...

How did wuss even come to mind? :)

You can't spend all of your life on the bike. If you did bicycling wouldn't be special.

Tammy said...

Anyone who would dare to call you a wuss would have to deal with my wrath! Hehe.

Happy Snow Day!