Like much of the Midwest, we’ve gotten a ton of snow lately. This week, white stuff has continued to fall and cover every possible surface. Campus looks beautiful and the town seems like it’s fallen under some kind of spell. . .everything looks cleaner, purer, more peaceful.
On the other hand, our roads look like this…
Which means that cycling hasn’t been possible this week. At least, not for me. I started out on my bike last Sunday, got about one block from my house, then promptly turned around and took my car. I was going very slowly and was mostly worried about my return ride home when it would be dark and the visibility poor. Being pregnant makes me take less risks than I would have before, so I’m less likely to ride if I think I may loose my grip on the road and fall.
I am impressed with my one student, however, who has continued to ride his bike year round and even arrived to class by bike today. Go him. I am also pretty impressed with the Jimmy Johns delivery guys who continue to bring delicious bikes to people’s homes via two-wheeled transportation. Go Jimmy Johns.
And proof that some people are still cycling to campus… (no ‘abandoned bike‘ signs on these bikes).
This one, however, has seen more active days…
Me? I hope get back on my bike soon! I miss it already.