First Real Snow of The Season - Part Deux
Man, am I tired. Riding in this snow is like riding in sand. I actually detoured over to Holly, and zigzagged my way to work on the most heavily traveled roads I could find, just so I could actually ride (I even rode down Colfax Avenue, for a bit). The side roads were snowed in deeper than the hubs on my wheels, and I just couldn't even make any headway.
My normal 8.3 mile, 33 minute commute was turned into 10 miles and an hour and five minutes. By the time I got to work, I had a really cool chin spoiler on the bike.
This is the view out the window of my office, just before I left, today. Look at the bottom of the window, through the spokes of the front wheel, and you can see how much snow we've had.
This is the bike path behind GW High School, where I got First Tracks, yesterday. Today, even though people had walked through, I had to get off and push for about a quarter of a mile.
This is the condition of the side roads, this afternoon, after a day's worth of traffic beating the snow down. Unfortunately, they are still close to unrideable on my studded tires. I probably would have done well to put the snow chains on, this morning.
I am under the impression that businesses are required to clear their walks. The Rockies Inn is apparently exempt from this. The past two winters have seen their walk in this condition until the weather warmed and the sun melted the snow off. I suspect that this winter will be no different. I suppose the meth-heads and prostitutes that live there don't complain about it.
I cleared the snow off of this, yesterday. This is how much has fallen, since.
I haven't knocked any snow off of the truck, however...
Home, again. Yeah, I know that I took this same picture, yesterday. What I lack in technical photographic skill, I make up for with repetition.