I rolled out of bed at the last possible moment and still make it to work on time. It was cold nasty weather. Many schools and businesses were closed. I considered driving until I looked out the window and saw my truck sitting there covered in snow and ice.
I loaded the bike, and headed out. The roads along my commute were a little slushy, but not too bad. There was a little ice, but not enough to be an issue for my studded tires. The commute really was a non-event.
After I got home, I needed to exchange some defective boots that I bought on Saturday. The shoe store is about five miles away, but down on Preston Highway. It’s not stretch of road I’d ridden before and I have the impression it’s not very bike-friendly. When I headed out it was dark, cold, and windy.
I took the lane riding down Preston Highway. I had no issues with rude drivers. Maybe they like my Christmas lights.
I exchanged the boots, got a few weird looks from the cashier, and pedaled home, again with no issues.
17.4 miles for the day. I’ll take it. 🙂
Tomorrow is supposed to be bitter cold. My morning commute will be somewhere around 7 degrees. I’m digging out the extra layers.