17 February 2012 - 8:43The Winter that Never Came
Here in New England, it is clear that winter isn’t coming. At least not in the way it traditionally has. I’m sort of semi OK with it. While I’m hopeful that the minimalist snowstorms continue to be the trend, there are always checks and balances. I just know that there will be a major snow event that will set the bike riding season back for weeks. It’s how it works here.
But, in the off chance that this is result of global warming, well, maybe we will be riding in the woods up here soon. I remember in 2010 we were riding Town Loops in mid March on dry trails. Judging by what is out there right now, it might be early March. What little snow there is, is rotting fast. Most likely because I got a snowbike. You can thank me later.
This is the view from my apt. Look at the bare spots. Incredible. Now you can also hear the cacophony of birds as well as the constant flow of traffic from my deck. Overnight temps have been above freezing, and long term weather says above freezing temps all next week.
I’ll be headed down to Mass this weekend, and will be riding the Spot Brand Rocker in the woods, where is no snow. I hope that wherever you are, that you get a chance to go out and ride this weekend. See you on Monday.