Sunday, December 28, 2008
dec 28 ride
Today started out about 18 degrees F and a bit windy from the west (about 15 mph). We had an inch or so of snow over the frozen water from yesterday's rain. So I was a bit concerned about how the biking would be. Well, I'm so glad I biked. It was a beautiful sunny day with blue sky and a blanket of fresh white snow. Even though the bike paths weren't plowed, the studded tires handled the snow/ice fine and the winds weren't so bad as I was mostly going north this morning. Then this afternoon on my way home, it was just beautiful. I rode by the lake and it was nice. I forgot to put my memory card in the camera so didn't take any pictures until I got home. Biking was easier than walking today so it was a great way to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. My bike started out a bit cranky since it froze up after getting soaked yesterday. The gears were stuck in a low gear. But they loosened up in the afternoon. I put them in my middle gear in the rear so they will be stuck there for most of the winter. Fortunately the front gear works okay (with a little help from my foot) so I can switch to my granny gear to go up the hill to my house. Here's the view down the hill from my house.