Well, I wasn’t expecting this white stuff this morning. I heard weather man threaten snow, but who believes him any way? Went to bed to the sweet sound of rain on the roof, woke up to scrape 5 inches of snow off the roof. Heavy, wet snow. Temps hovering just below freezing didn’t do anything to the roads, but they sure make it rough on the trees.
Unfortunately I’ve de-studded my commuter bike and my mountain bike is in my new house in Rockyford. This would have been a great chance to get one last (maybe not, who knows) winter ride in. The 4 bikes that I still have in my house that I’m moving out of the end of this month are shod with slicks. Slicks don’t stick in snow. So, fire up the 4X4 and off we go. I usually don’t drive the same route I use when I’m on my bike, as I prefer scenery over directness on my bike, but this morning I decided to drive the way that I would have ridden a bike. Man would a Pugs be nice about now. Oh well.
My current hood is new with no mature trees. Going through the established part of town showed just what the snow has done. Trees down everywhere. Some places have no power. Some places in the city are without traffic lights (what a great commute that would be).
It is still snowing. I’m sure that by tomorrow, we’ll be back to sunshine and May-like temps. I haven’t checked with the weather man yet, I still don’t trust him.