Two Wheels - Six Strings

Random news and thoughts about various two-wheeled projects and music, especially my band, Skull Full Of Blues.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Snow Ride...Take it Easy...

If Foghat was around, that's what they would be singing.

 Of course, we didn't get quite as much snow as predicted, but we got enough.

 It was snowing lightly as I left the house at 4:25 A.M.  As I went north, the rate of snow, and the size of the flakes, increased.  There was a slight north wind, but nothing bothersome.  All in all, it was a pretty pleasant ride.  The snow in the parking lot was about as much as I saw on any pavement.

 On the way home, there was plenty of snow on the grass.  But, the roads and bike paths are still clear. but wet. 

 The trees are catching the brunt of the storm.  This one has already lost it leaves, but those which are still leafy are bowing in obeisance to the snow gods.  There were plenty of small limbs, and a few big 'uns, lying in the road, or in people's yards, on the way home. 

The bar mitts kept my hands toasty in the 28-degree weather.  Wool pants sweater, along with a breathable waterproof jacket kept the rest of me warm and dry.

The warm weather, of late, kept the pavement too warm to accumulate snow.  The temperature is supposed to drop to 18 degrees, tonight, though.  So, I suspect that the roads will be a bit icy, in the morning.  I suspect the studded tires will come more into play, then, than they did, today.



At 6:55 PM , Blogger Chandra said...

Yay ---- cool! White stuff on the ground!!

Paz :)

At 4:57 AM , Blogger Big Oak said...

The first few snows are always the prettiest.

Sounds like you're ready for it!

At 2:15 PM , Blogger nordic_68 said...

Tuesday night rain commute was miserable. I didn't get to REI to buy rain pants until after I was soaked. Wed a.m. slush commute was pleasant but wet. Wed p.m. was crisp and cold and wonderfully dry. Gotta love it!

At 9:02 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Were not getting any snow tomm. for our halloween ghost ride.Temps in the 30's though so it might be a little slick.


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