Tonight's errands feature single digit temps, enhanced by a bear of a cold wind out of the north. I thought I was staying pretty warm, but when I got off the bike, I realized my legs were mostly numb. Then a few minutes after I stepped inside the library, I thought someone was stomping on my feet. Guess defrosting does funny things to you.
9. Wild Card
Destination: City Hall
Lighting: Planet Bike Blaze 1/2w f/b
|Closed for remodel. Still receiving payment for utility bills.|
|My wife is quick to remind me that I do not, in fact, possess a beard.|
On the upside, I forced myself to bike on sheet ice. A portion of the bike trail I rode tonight is clearly not being kept clean, because the recent freeze/thaw/freeze cycle has turned a short portion into a skating rink. I was running late, so I kept riding, rather than get off and walk. Lesson: Cycling on ice is pretty easy, as long as you don't need to brake, or turn, or accelerate, or....
Destination: Public Library
Mileage: .8 (an example of direct route)
Lighting: Planet Bike Blaze
Lesson/Observation: Short ride, short point: Nothing motivates hustle like heading to a warm home on a very cold night.
|Our town actually has a very lovely library, |
which this pic does nothing to convey.
Two more errands to complete. #11 will be ironically fitting to the challenge, and in #12, I say thank you.