Sunday, February 18, 2007

Wow! Over 100 posts!

Sorry about going radio silent on Friday. For those of you that are in Kansas City or pay attention to weather, we got another "last snowstorm of the season" in the afternoon. This comes about a day and a half after the previous "last snowstorm of the season" which was a few weeks after the first "last snowstorm of the season."

I rode about half a mile in the snow and decided to do a nice sideways snow skid and show off for the people at the bus stop. I ended up laying it down and sliding on my side in the snow. It was certainly fun and didn't hurt, but it wasn't quite what I was going for. Haha!!!

The bus showed up about 25 minutes late. It should have arrived at about 4:35 PM but didn't show up until after 5:00. We finally pulled into the bus stop back home in Olathe at about 7:00 PM. There was maybe 2-3 inches of snow on the ground, but it seems one snowflake is enough to upset the entire balance of Kansas City traffic.

My wife had just gotten done running some errands and met me at the bus stop to bring me home. I could have ridden in this stuff, but with how late it was getting, I just wanted some food, sleep and warmth.

Yesterday, the roads cleared up a bit, and right now it's approaching 50 degrees. It's hard to believe just a day and a half ago I was riding in 3 degree weather. It feels like spring now, and I'm mopping up the mess of dried sludge, mud, sand and salt that my bike has left in my front hallway.

Tomorrow is the day that we honor and remember George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, two of the most influential presidents of the early years of the United States of America. While there is a lot of confusion and controversy over what "Presidents' Day" is supposed to be about (or even what it should officially be called) the result is the same. I work in the Financial industry. Banks and the US Stock Exchange are closed, so my employer also observes it as a federal holiday. I won't be bike commuting tomorrow, but if this weather keeps up, I doubt I'll be able to stay off my bike!


Warren T said...

Congratulations on going over 100!

Got a favor to ask. A while back you replied to a post I had about balaclavas. Could I quote you in a review I'm doing for Commutebybike?

A Midnight Rider said...

I got to work some OT today. I was considering riding but the temp was 9F with a howling 40 mph wind.

Tomorrow and Wednesday. High 40's. Very possible. Yup, very possible.

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