BBBC #13 – Your Bike Today

13 Feb

My bike is parked in the garage. Temps in these parts are still on the cold side.

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Hubby’s bike on left, behind the snowblower.

Really cold. It was 22 F (about -5 C) at about 3:30 p.m. when I walked the dogs. But the wind chill was -7 F (about -14 C).

We are not used to that weather.

We had a dusting of snow overnight, too. You can see it on the driveway in that first pic. More was forecast, so they spread salt on the roads again.

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Salt on the road.

Now, even if it does warm up, we have to wait for the salt to get washed away again. Sigh.

That’s okay. My bike is parked safely in the garage.

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Looking forward to warmer days.

Spring will be here soon enough.


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8 thoughts on “BBBC #13 – Your Bike Today

  1. I used to put the bike away from mid-October through mid-April. After following Dom’s blog for a while, I decided to start searching for a sidecar to not have to store the bike. It took several years to find one and start riding through the winter.

    Or maybe affix the snow blower to the front of the bike…

    • Richard, our winters are not usually consistently cold. There are usually at least a couple days where we can get out and enjoy the bikes. Hubby has ridden his to his office a few times over the last couple of months. There were a couple of days where I could have ridden, I just didn’t feel like it. I do like the idea of a sidecar, but mainly because then maybe I could train my dogs to ride along. And it would be fun to ride in the snow. 🙂

  2. I don’t mean to be *that* guy… but salt down for that snow? Sheesh… I recall visiting my wife in Kentucky during college. They had 1/4″ of snow. People were driving at 15 miles per hour with their hazards on. I was driving as normal. Haha… I guess it’s all what you’re used to.

    • I know exactly what you mean. We were supposed to have gotten more. Another storm is bearing down now. Maybe they were just being proactive.

    • It did seem a bit much, but we were supposed to have gotten more snow than we did that day. It’s usually scattered around, but piles happen. LOL.

      We were in Seattle (SW of the city) and they got a freak snowstorm. My daughter’s subdivision is built on a mountain. There are two roads to the top. They closed one, so we almost didn’t make it to the airport to come home. It was a bout 6 inches if I recall. The place was almost paralyzed. So many people have no clue how to drive in that stuff.

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