A chill in the air decreases the spacing between the birds on the wire. Nearly a month ago, when the weather was warmer, fewer birds were more widely spaced. Am I the only one reminded of aphids?
Cold Lunch Ride
I’m back from my lunch ride: 27 degrees with 20 mph winds (gusts to 30). No wonder I felt like a slug going upwind. Well, that, and the fact that it’s pretty hard to get enough oxygen through those little holes in the face mask.
Morning Commute, Part XVIII
Today was another chilly, sub-freezing morning, though the picture I snapped on the way to work could pass for early spring. I dressed for bicycling in the cold: rain pants over long pants, rain jacket over a long-sleeved T-shirt and a long-sleeved pullover, Gore-Tex helmet liner, headband over nose and mouth, full-finger gloves, and sunglasses.…
Biking in the cold is a challenge. I’ve figured out how to stay warm. I wear my rain suit over my street clothes, a beanie under my helmet, waterproof, full-fingered gloves, and clear protective glasses. I’m plenty warm. That’s the problem. By the time I get to work, I’m too warm. I’m experimenting with unzipping…
It’s a little cold for the banana belt of Portland.