|Ready to ride--winter bike in driveway this morning. Note snow on car and on pavement.|
Snow! Late in the evening Nov. 8, a dusting of powder descended from the sky. Overnight, less than an inch of snow was sprinkled on the landscape.
The pavement was, for the most part, too warm and the snow melted and dissipated. A bit of snow collected on grassy areas and leaves, enough to give this cold November day a decidedly wintery feel.
|C Avenue Bridge this morning. Those are not my tyre tracks--I have not crossed the bridge yet, so someone else was out biking, too.|
But, with nothing more falling, I felt OK getting the mountain bike out this morning.
The ride to work was fine, although when I got to the Rockwell-Collins entrance, a pedestrian on the driveway to my right did a little disco dance as his feet tried to slide out from under him, and he tossed up his hands to grain balance.
It worked, he didn’t fall, but it was a reminder that not all of the melted snow on pavement disappeared. There were some icy spots.
Well, I went more slowly than usual, and reached campus.
The MMU Bike Club was to have a ride this afternoon, but I’m thinking it’s not terribly likely to happen. The clouds have rolled away into a milky sky, but the wind has picked up and it’s still cold out there.
Despite the chill, I was comfortable this morning—I know from long experience how to dress for cold biking.
So I don’t mind the snow. At least not in November. Don’t ask in March.
|Parked in bike rack behind Warde Hall--very Christmasy looking bike picture.|