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Navigating the city's frozen tundra.

By December 5, 2008March 22nd, 20174 Comments

LITERALLY! haha Well… I rode on Wednesday, but I woke up Thursday AM to this:


and the snow continued to fall all day long, blanketing the ground with 6-8 inches of powdery white flakes.  I usually ride my bike to work, but I didn’t want to mess up my drive train, so I walked for once.

This was around noon.



One of the many little creeks in Boulder.

After work, I braved the roads and drove up to Ft. Collins.  I saw several cars off the road, some with people still in them.  D’oh!  The tough little bastard made it without any problems.  The roads were just as bad in Ft. Collins, so I attempted to ride my trainer.  That didn’t work out so well because my trainer is from 1938 and needs a special vintage rounded skewer.  I didn’t bring one with me.  Then I decided, “hey! maybe I have one in my car!”  So I trudged through the snow to check in my car.  Score!  I saw a skewer… except it was for the front wheel.  After that plan was denied, I laced up my running kicks and headed outside for a run.  I love running in the snow.  Again, I was wearing running tights, but they were just spandex with no insulation so my butt froze again. hehehe 🙂  I ran for about an hour and my face was so numb that I coudn’t feel it, and there was snot running off my face because I didn’t even know it was there.  I was uber sexy.  I got inside and checked the the temp – a balmy 12 degrees and with windchill, 4 degrees.

After dinner, I convinced Jeff to walk to the coffee shop which was about a mile away.  We suited up in our warm clothes since it was less than 10 degrees out, and made the short journey only to be disappointed:


SuperTarget was across the street and there was a Starbucks in it.  Not my first choice, but in dire times, I can support the Starbucks machine.  They may not have the best coffee ever, but the chai is the best.  The Toblerone (one of my fav treats) was on sale, so I had to bring a log of that back.


“It’s huge!!”  errr…. that’s what she said.  And yes, that is my awesome new Montbell Neige down jacket.

PC045117 And then Jeff took it away from me so I had to climb a snowplow mountain to retrieve it.

Today is a little wamer, but the roads are still pretty gnarly. It has warmed up from 1 to 10 degrees this AM. It might be a hiking and trainer day. Yeah, I’ll go get a vintage skewer so I can ride Old Reliable (my trainer)


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