baby, it’s cold outside
Baby, it’s getting cold outside! My morning commutes are slowly morphing into winter rides. The leaves on the trees are no longer gloriously red and orange and yellow, but are starting to brown and fall to the ground. The air is chilly and the sun is dimmer. It’s still dark out when my alarm clock sounds and it just gets light as I peddle furiously to campus. Gloves and a hat have become a must-have. I’m not sure that I’m ready for what this means… the beginning of winter cycling. This year will mark my first attempt at winter bike commuting and I would be lying if I said that I wasn’t just a tad bit apprehensive about it.
Once I arrived to my office though, I had a more imminent problem to address than the impending frost and gloom of winter – I forgot my bike lock at home. Thank God for a private office and elevators. Especially elevators. When dealing with an all-steel bicycle, stairs are not the preferred method of transportation. But a quick elevator ride later, Fiona and I were all snuggled in and ready for a day of work.
That’s Monday for you.