Archive for January, 2013
More than words can explain. Linda said I looked more like an artic explorer than a cyclist. And I find that a very nice complement (hence I’m so happy in the picture).
But I do think I have found the limits for biking. Temperature wise at least. -16°C it was, and some wind and my biking speed on top of that and you get a windchill of around -25°C. A bit too much in my opinion. I found it hard work. The MTB and the studded tires make it go easy on snow and ice, but that temperature makes it hard to move.
Move too fast and it feels way too cold and you think you will never warm up. Too slow and you think you will never get home and freeze to death on the way home. Maybe even eaten by that wolf that sneaks around in the area. Notice that some dots are too close to my biking routes (I can hear some of you think that I might be the wolf ??!!).
But then again, today was a day off, so I probably jump on the bike again tomorrow anyway. Like all Belgians, we do love our bike-and-bad-weather combo.
Freaks me out. Spiders are not my friends. Never will be. Ever….. Never. Ever.
More archive stuff. This one from one of my favorite places in town. Universeum. The only problem is that when I have time to go there (school is closed, …) half the city is there as well.
And…. the more I look around in the archives, the more I find that I want to post. That happens when my focus shifted…..(did way more work at home in the evenings then ever).
Trying to outrun me last week. Not that much of a problem with one my sciatic nerves blocking up my right leg. Could hardly walk, let alone run. But biking seems to be OK. And a lot of stretching. Have to keep doing that.
I was looking through the archives for some summer shots, and I realized after a while that most of the weather was something like this. Not a lot of shiny super sunny shots in there like the years before. Cross my fingers for a better summer this year.
Fading in a good way. It’s getting lighter again a tiny bit every day. And makes us all happy.
It was to be expected. Raining the whole week, temperatures dropping slowly but steady. It’s gonna turn into snow eventually. But I prefer this over rain (biking wise).
The latest toy I bought is this here. Well, it’s not a toy anymore, it a necessity. Like a sock you pull over your biking shoes. I keeps the wet out of your shoes and covered with a nice fleece on the inside to keep your feet warm as well.
I have been biking for almost 20 years now, and never owned a pair. Now I have it, I feel stupid for having bought it earlier. Actually, stupid is just putting it mildly. I wonder how many more “toys” there are out there…