Monthly Archives: February 2011

Too much Snow

Too much snow has been my theme of late.
Today’s ride was just OK. 7 of us hit the road a bit. A slight dusting of snow had the city dumping a boatload of salt on the roads that seems like will take a ton of rain to clean off.
I need spring. Really bad.
Got invited to ski on Sunday and I declined. I am so done with that. 
The store is almost sold out of CC ski stuff.
I sold my last trainer Friday.
All issues point to spring.
Bring it on.

DLD

Another reason to wish the snow away.

H.P…..denied! 820am
This is as close as I can get to my HP. Damn the snow!
Today I get to spend the entire day in the store as I am the only one here.
Really not like working at all. But have a lot of work to do.
Spring bike stuff to order.
Its a good time when you start with a black page, open up the catalogs and just start picking and choosing. For me its not that hard.
I just pick the stuff that I would want or use and that works out pretty good for the store.
Making sure I get some of it in my size.  🙂

Not so sure on the ride tomorrow. The skiing is back on plus the Birkie is this weekend.
So I would think the Saturday group is going to be small again. No beach to ride does not help either. Although it is the time of year that most of those roadie guys want to stay on the pavement anyway.
They call it training.
Looks like the temps will only be in the mid 20s so that will keep the slush to a minimum.
I hope for 3 hours in the saddle.
Hope.

DLD

Retract

9/15/10

The other day I was ranting on how I was ready for spring when it was 50 degrees.

Then I was ranting a couple days ago on how I was glad winter came back.

Today I got to the store early to do some paperwork and set up some bike stuff orders.

But instead, I went back into my archives of summer pics ( I categorise my pics by seasons) and just went thru all of them. Spent a good hour on this as I have hundreds. Mostly in my HP. Heres one from last year. 


And as I drove to the store this morn I was thinking a bike ride would be nice today. Its 32 degrees already at 830am. I just cant get spring out of my head right now. I do miss it. I hate having to put all the layers on to ride my bike. I miss short sleeves and my Sidi shoes. 


But with the late season snow comes the warmer temps during the day. It pretty much abouve freezing every day now.


And with all the snow the roads are a soaking mushy snowy mess so I am denied my ride. And with the 3 to 4 foot piles along the road will be for awhile. And all of a sudden… I am not so glad we got hit with more snow. Yes… the woods were (and probably still are) breathtaking. I did get out for an hour and a half ski yesterday. But my euphoria for winter vistas has passed. That ski time in the woods just did not pack the punch it had in January.


I want the snow to go away!


I keep telling myself that I will be able to work on my weight as soon as I can ride more. I need to ride 15 hours a week to lose weight.  Riding everyday is here right now is possible but a pain in the ass and not always fun.


I dont want to ski anymore…. I want to ride my bike!


So I retract what I said in the last post. 


DLD

Glad it Snowed

1055am
I felt kinda bad that I tried to push winter away so quickly. I was too quick to count it out and wish it away. 
Im sorry.
I was a little punch drunk with the 50 degree weather. Deep down I did know it was still February and winter was far from over. But last week I wished it was. And now Im glad its back.
The woods are as breathtaking as it gets. During todays groom I must have stopped and just looked 50 times.
The skiing is prime. The temps are perfect (about 28 degrees) for fast snow. The sun is out and its very warm. Im pumped that winter came back. I can wait awhile for spring.

Maybe about one more month.

DLD