Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Lovely November... and December aint too shabby so far, either!

We here in the North-East have had a wonderful stretch of somewhat milder than usual temperatures over the past month or so... and while there have been cold days and rainy days, often they have not been cold AND rainy, which has been fortunate for those of us who are dreading the inevitable 10Âș days that are to come.

A week ago this past Sunday was, following the trend, spectacular and sunny... and I had a chance to get a few decent shots of the new commuter bike. I will be putting up a post reviewing that soon enough.



 

 

Unfortunately my ride-home now is solidly more than an hour after sunset, but given the mild temps this has not proven to be an issue... and the bonus is that the Solstice is only a few weeks away and the days will (mercifully) start getting longer again!



 


It must be said, though, that over the past few days we have gotten slapped by the first real hard hand of Winter. 



 

 

3 comments:

  1. On the one day it snowed so far I was feeling sick, so I have not yet experienced cycling on those lovely bike lanes with the snow and ice strewn all over them. I am a little apprehensive to tell you the truth, but t the same time looking forward to trying it. Any advice?

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  2. No advice, not really... I am not sure if this was a case of the lanes not being plowed or that they had not been driven over enough to melt the little slush was there.

    As it is, I am a bit anxious about having to ride over ice and/or possibly further out into the road; if it's one thing I have learned it is that there are a lot of drivers who just do not care and the thought of someone passing really close, startling me, and possibly causing me to slip on the ice freaks me out and always has! I might invest in some studded tires if it gets bad enough ;)

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  3. "if it's one thing I have learned it is that there are a lot of drivers who just do not care and the thought of someone passing really close, startling me..."

    Yes. I've been brushed by mirrors on Somerville Ave twice so far since July. Not looking forward to that kind of intimacy once the roads start getting icy!

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