Tag: Snow

  • The Fine Line Between Dedicated and Foolish

    If I should have learned anything years into this “car free” thing, it’s that I can’t make up my mind that I WILL be riding in the storm before the storm even hits.  Call it what you want.  Whether the adjectives you choose are positive or negative, the fact remains. When I can’t push the […]

  • Goggle Weather! Time to embrace the layer.

    It’s that time of year again. As the whole world seems to be holiday shopping, trimming trees and singing carols, I begin to dread/look forward to battling the elements. This year I’ve decided I’ll learn from the past and abandon any notion that I’m cool or fashionable.  It’s all function, all the time.  Freezing rain […]

  • Was that an Ice Cream Headache?

    It must officially be fall because I got my first ice cream headache while riding across town this morning.  I’m amazed at certain new england anomalies when it comes to selective weather memory my favorite being: The first time it snows, even just a light dusting, everyone forgets how to drive, bike, walk and otherwise […]

  • Now that ride was an AD-VEN-TURE!

    So my girl Dylan told me that this wintery mix would be turning to rain mid-morning so at 930 when I had put off leaving the apartment as long as I could, I was ecstatic to see that it had stopped snowing and the temperature had climbed up over freezing.  Everything was falling into place […]

  • Inaugural Ride!

    Today was the first “official” footwear solution ride to the train.  It was only made “official” because there was a dusting/frozen layer on the grass as I rode.  At first it was a little intimidating it being my first “snow” ride. Turns out it wasn’t bad mostly due to the fact that by the time […]

  • My 1st CarFree “First Day of Winter”.

    Last night I was wondering around REI looking for a gift and found myself spending an extra 30 minutes creating a mental “wish list” of all the things I want and need from a new super bad-ass light to a full face wrap and clear goggles for riding in 10 degree weather at night. Walking […]

  • 30 Degrees will take the tough out of anyone!

    I had a short ride this morning as I had to catch the 6 am train to Boston which is normally kinda’ nice.  It’s just under mile and a pretty flat ride and as long as the wind isn’t bad I can peddle easy to enjoy the time. Today, not so much!  I’m really glad […]

  • At Least I Know What I’m Getting

    I caught the weather on channel 5 this morning as I left my apt and I’m pretty sure they were talking snow for Thursday.  Couple of issues with that.  One, I’ll be in Oregon as of Wednesday night so it doesn’t really effect me.  Two, I’m a huge winter sports guys so this news causes […]