Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Waiting for locusts, frogs, and rivers of blood

Seriously, I have no clue what's going on with the weather this month. A weekend spent mostly in the 50's and 60's just days after I was riding in single digit temperatures, killer tornadoes and baseball-sized hail mauling the great plains, and a wintry mix following that. It really has me wondering if we're in the middle of some kind of plague. Perhaps the apocalypse is nigh and I should be watching for other signs.

No, I don't really think this is the end of days, nor do I really think this is a plague, but it certainly isn't normal for this time of year -- not even for Kansas, which is known for its divergent weather patterns.

The photo above was taken from the pedestrian walkway on Quivira. I rode on the road, but saw the train and rode back over to snap a few pictures.

My cold-weather clothing log shone again this morning. 39 degrees, and I nailed it spot-on with the same attire from last time it was this temperature. If you ride year-round and have trouble staying comfortable in the cold, I can't praise this method enough. Everyone is different, so my clothing might be too warm or too cold for your tastes, but you can't beat fine-tuning your own winter wardrobe by learning from your own experience.

Random Tunage:
Binary Finary - 1999
Gin Blossoms - Hey Jealousy


Apertome said...

This is some madness. We've got those 60s temps here too. Of course today is raining a lot and it's supposed to cool off after that.

The clothing log is a good idea, although I haven't brought myself to document all that stuff just yet.

A Midnight Rider said...

We know what it is, but we don't like the spokesman.

WildcatAl said...

Yea, logging the clothing vs temperature works great. I always forget what clothing combos worked several months ago without referring to some type of list.

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