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Tag: cold

  • Chilly Flock

    Chilly Flock

    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

    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

    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.…

  • Snow Dusting

    Snow Dusting

    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…

  • Brrr

    It’s a little cold for the banana belt of Portland.