Wednesday, January 14, 2009

I'm an idiot.

For those xkcd fans out there, I'm not that kind of idiot (although I have a funny story similar to it)

You know that climate roller coaster I mentioned yesterday? I didn't account for its wrath today.

No, I sat up in bed, and opened my phone's web-browser. I hit my "favorites" link and pulled up Local NOAA Current Weather Conditions. Almost 40°F in Olathe (the closest station to me)

I WAS STOKED! It looked like this:

With that, I put on my Specialized Deflect gloves (good down to about freezing), grabbed the light inner layer of my new coat, threw on some cargo pants and hit the road. I really should have cracked the laptop open this morning and checked Weather Underground's extended forecast for Lenexa or something -- anything -- to get a better picture than this too-good-to-be-true heat wave.

I knew something was amiss when I saw these notices come from Ed Roberts' Kansas City Weather Podcast Twitter account:

Now, as you can see, there's been a 21° drop in downtown KC. and it's only 10:00! It'll get even colder!

I'm woefully under-prepared for this. I really need to pay more attention to things in the morning.

Random Tunage:
Crystal Method - Blowout
Bloc Party - I Still Remember


Hero of 100 Fights said...

Hey, what's your email? I want to keep you as a contact for the bike route section of the atlas.

Noah said...

Thanks for getting in touch. Kansas City needs a great city guide and I'd be happy to help.

You can reach me at Noah (at)

Sirrus Rider said...

Ahh hahahaha! Been there read my Frozin Chosin Ride report.. ;)

Yokota Fritz said...

I've had sudden wx changes hit me hard like that. Makes life interesting.

Tracy Wilkins said...

Man, I feel for you. I rode yesterday, but was prepared for the big freeze! Several folks thought I was nuts, but it wasn't too bad going home yesterday.

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