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The quiet snow

By October 29, 2009March 22nd, 2017One Comment

Tuesday night, as promised, the snow started to fall… and it ceased this morning, Thursday. The storm dropped about 20″ of snow in various towns and cities in the Denver metro area. Some schools and businesses shut down. It’s pretty early in the year to get this much snow all at once, but at least it made things exciting. The news, of course, ate it up. Finally, something else to talk about other than the swine flu on the news! 🙂

I decided that it’s too early in the year to ride the trainer, or to suffer in the cold slop on the bike (there will be tons of time for that this winter!), so I’ve been taking it easy indoors. Pilates, physioball…and admittedly some parts of me are a little bit sore! I have snowshoes, but man, I am trying to get my hands on some AT skis. I need to somehow cough up the $$! That will be super fun later this year. Some cardio on my two feet will happen tomorrow (been going a little easier on the running this week), so that’ll be a good old time.

We walked to the store today, thinking the roads would be treacherous. I was dumbfounded to find the main roads in town wet without snowpack. I guess all that thermal energy that the pavement was hanging on to, volume of cars, and plows came in handy.

Here are a few pictures from around town. It doesn’t LOOK like 20″… hmmmm.



Some things reminded me its still fall.


A few red and orange leaves still hanging on.

Side streets still have some melting to do.

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Looks like next week, my sunshine will be back and things will be looking up!

I have about a week, and then the base miles will begin for 2010. Big hours, big miles… nice and slow. I’m thinking Moab next weekend….

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