And I Say Again....Brrr
The above photo is a screen-shot of my computer just before I left for work this morning...the thermometer app is displaying that it is 1 degree Fahrenheit (-17C). Yikes. I realize that much of the country, and even the world, has been experiencing a colder-than-normal winter (opposed to last year's hotter-than-normal summer) but that is damned cold, even by Buffalo standards (but then again, what is normal). It wasn't a bad ride to work this morning, nor was I terribly cold...other than my fingers which became cold almost instantly through my weak gloves (and thankfully I have only a short distance to go). It was not snowing, the sun was out, and there was no noticeable wind. I was bundled up pretty good and had a scarf over my mouth because it hurt a little to inhale the frigid temp. And this evening on my way home from the health club it was/is a beautiful winter's night. It was a balmy 17F (-8C), and again clear skies and no wind. The moon is high but not full and it looked beautiful. And as I slowly pedaled and coasted home (actually sweating a bit being fresh from the steam room and slightly overdressed) I thought how there was nowhere else I wanted to be right then but on the seat of my bike on such a beautiful winter's eve.