Monday morning was a nasty, windy, snowy surprise—just not enough snow to stop a crazy biker. The ride home that night was especially chilly because I forgot my sweatshirt in the chapel.
Tuesday, the weather was colder, but better, since it warmed up more that day and the frigid morning air was still. I’ll take a 16 degree morning with calm winds over a 20 degree morning with 30 mph gusts any day.
I was invited to be part of KCRG’s caucus night coverage, and rode my bike downtown. I over-estimated the time it would take me and arrived early, so I circled the whole building. No bike rack.
So, I locked old blackie to a parking meter.
I was supposed be done before 10:30, but the caucus was a nail biter and I ended up on the air after 10:30. Did not leave downtown CR until after 11—and with only one glove, since somehow I lost one.
Oh well. It was a fun night. And the midnight temperature in Cedar Rapids was around 32—by far my warmest commute so far this week. It was a bit eerie passing through the shadier neighborhoods of the metro area at midnight, but I arrived safe and sound.
Now, I’m going to bed.