Just driven to ride
This is the view out my dirty office window this afternoon. The crud was actually forecasted to start late yesterday afternoon, so I took the opportunity to drive the Jeep so I could run an errand that I had been avoiding doing for a couple of days because doing so would prevent my riding the bike to work. It was cold and windy by the time I got home last night, but the snow still handn’t started. Likewise, by bedtime it was still pending. I muttered to myself that I could have/should have ridden my bike, and hoped that by the time I got up the dreaded white stuff would be stacked high on the lawn.
Imagine my surprise this morning when I looked out the window and there was still not a flake in sight! My first thought was “Check the radar…maybe I can ride!” Luckily, it showed a blob over the top of us that made me come to my senses. By the time I got out of the house, it was coming down pretty good and has not stopped since. They’re now saying we might get 3-5 inches.
The sub-title of this blog says “I’m just driven to ride”, and that’s the truth. On days like yesterday and today, it drives me nuts to not get to ride my bike to work. (Yeah, I know there are guys (and gals..for equal opportunity) out there that bike commute in the snow, but I’m not one of them.) Today, I had to settle for a lunch-time run on the treadmill at the fitness center for my adrenaline fix.
Sigh….maybe next week.
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