foto friday: winter cycling
It looks cold and it’s all snowy and white out there, but I’ve been able to ride every day this week and it’s felt wonderful! It has been such a lovely way to enjoy the winter scenery around me, to see the frosted trees and snowmen in front yards, to hear birds chirping and to pass other cyclists, runners, or pedestrains not afraid of a bit of cold.
On a recent post, a reader commented that she misses the Midwest because…
Here in NYC people freak out when it’s 25 degrees in January. In the Midwest that’s almost cause for a picnic!
I had to laugh because it’s true! We’ve had a ‘heat wave’ with temperatures above freezing (high 20s to mid 30s F) this week and everyone is already acting like Spring is here. I’ve seen groups of runners in shorts (!), students walking around campus with sweatshirts and no coats on, and everyone seems to have taken to the outdoors as if we should be celebrating with a week-long block party. I guess that’s what you get when it’s well below freezing most days and winter lasts from November to April. Cold – like many things – is a relative concept.
How’s the weather where you are? Are you still out there cycling? Happy weekend, all! ~S.