Because all the cool kids ride their bikes in the snow, I needed to try it myself. There have been a prolific number of bicycle-related blog posts, since about October, showing all you tough guys out in the elements. You describe the horrific conditions you endure like some kind of badge of honor. You show close-ups of your studded tires and ice hanging off your drive train. I comment on your blogs and express how impressed I am, and how I respect your machismo. And I tell all my non-cycling friends what kind of pathetic freaks you are.
So it snowed a little down here on Sunday. The temperature hasn’t been above freezing since. I know what you are thinking. Why did it take me so long to get this post up? We’ll actually, today was the first day to get out on the bicycle. I’m sorry. I was busy. I had a lot of laying around by a warm fire, under a blanket, with a book kind-of things to do.
But the wind died down this afternoon, so I figured I’d go out and see what the big fuss was about. But it was just cold. Which is what I figured. But now I’ve got pictures of my bike posed in the snow just like the cool kids. Well, except that the snow is only about two inches deep. And I guess the temperature was still a positive, two digit number. But there WAS snow for crying out loud, and I could see my breath out there. So I think it was borderline epic.
Oh yeah, one more thing. The forecast is for a low of about 14F tonight. I’d really like to get out tomorrow morning and commute the twenty miles to my office. Too bad I’ve got to drive to Houston tomorrow…cuz you know…I’d SO be out there.