|A dusting of snow on C Avenue sidewalk Wednesday morning. It turns out (below) I was not the only biker.|
|On C Avenue Thursday morning looking back at sidewalk between me and Collins Road. CR Biker is not amused.|
As it turned out, the snow Tuesday night was no more than a very light dusting. And so Wednesday morning, I donned the warm underwear and snow boots and wheeled out the mountain bike.
For the most part, while I had to be a bit careful, the ride was not eventful. Except at the corner of C Avenue and Collins Road. A sidewalk was installed on C Avenue there, and the office complex there has not learned to clear snow.
I had to walk the bike for about half a block. Otherwise, the ride was cool but uneventful.
Friday the snow apocalypse was scheduled for the afternoon. So in the morning, I needed to go out to get some gas for my snow blower, and took the hybrid bike because I could strap the gas can to the back rack.
And I rode the Lindale and a part of the Boyson Trail. It was quiet and cool.
|Frozen and bumpy trail. But nevertheless I persisted.|
|This one is for you, Cate Sheller. A testament to man's ability to generate electricity.|
|View from bridge on Boyson Trail, and then I turned around and went up to Boyson Road, rode on bike lane to Casey's and got some gas. Ready for the snow, snow blower willing.|
I had to go to campus then, and drove, expecting that snow would be falling the in afternoon when I came home. I was wrong, the snow was late, but whatever.
I got two rides in for the past two days, and three in for the week. During the winter, that’s not bad.
The snow has finally arrived and is piling up outside—it’s not clear when I will be able to ride again.
All in all, it was a nice biking week. But business at the corner of C and Collins? Shovel your walk.