Monday, March 03, 2008

Okay, that's just mean!

Friday was beautiful. There's no doubt about that. It was relatively calm, temperatures were nice, and the sun was shining. Saturday and early Sunday it was also nice, but far too windy to do anything outdoors. The few cyclists I did see were gnashing their teeth and fighting the wind. Then, last night we had strong thunderstorms with insane straight-line winds, horizontal rain, and powerful lightning.

Somehow, the roads had mostly dried up by this morning, but with temperatures near freezing and 30-MPH gusts out of the North, I didn't even bother riding the whole way this morning. Sleet is possible sometime today as well.

I enjoyed seeing piles of sandy, salty road silt pushed out towards the gutters, though. That means that the roads are now for the most part clean, and that the next rain we get will likely throw water up onto my bike instead of corrosive, abrasive salt and sand.

Fighting the wind once I got downtown was a chore. Traveling east or west is dangerous, as you're likely to get blown over from the wind's Venturi effect as it channels between buildings. Traveling north is a whole different adventure this morning as well. With wind strong enough to find every little crevice in my clothes, it was a bit on the chilly side, too.

I really wish the weather would quit teasing us.

Random Tunage:
Orbital - Lush 3-3 (Underworld Mix)
Tomski & Jan Johnston - Love Will Come

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