Dratted Inconsistent Equinox Weather
Snow and high winds all day yesterday, and up to at least 11:30 when I went to bed did not bode well for taking the old new fixie out for its first longer jaunt today. When I got up, the snow had melted as it hit the roads, and then re-frozen, to be covered by another 1/2 inch or so of fresh powder.
Not good bike conditions at all. And definitely not the right conditions for my skinny-tyred twitchy temptress fixie. So I sold out and took the car. Actually this is a slight exaggeration - I had to take the car anyway as I wanted to take some 8ft lengths of timber back to the shop. It’s just my opinion, but I think that timber for building with is better if it’s straight rather than banana shaped. But leaving that detail out makes this more of a car Vs bike kind of post.
So anyway. . . by just after nine, the sun had been doing its thing, and the roads were pretty much clear, the weather warm, and only the barest trace of a breeze. Drat!
Still, it makes a pretty clear-cut last day of ‘official’ winter. Snow and freezing gales yesterday & last night, followed by spring sunshine and nodding daffodils today.