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Friday, March 23, 2012


I think this has been the wettest winter I've ever experienced.

Global warming? Tell me again -- I was sweeping the snow off my car yesterday morning.

Oh, that's right, it's not global warming any more... it's "climate change". Whatever.

I've been putting in a lot of time on the stationary bike trainer in my basement, and I'm about through all the "guy movies" in my personal library. Last weekend we went to the local public library, and I picked up several DVDs, loading them into the player in my family room (the BlueRay player is in the living room upstairs), waiting for the next "spinning to nowhere" session.

And a funny thing has happened this week -- I haven't been on the trainer since I loaded those movies into the DVD player. I've actually been able to ride outside all week (okay, twice, but they were both dry rides and longer than my trainer sessions). And the entire weekend looks to be sunny and (slightly) warmer. Though I'm working tomorrow at Mr. Crampy's , I'll be able to ride tonight and Sunday morning for some decent miles.

Even yesterday, after plowing my car out of the driveway in the morning yesterday (okay, a bit of an overstatement), I took the motorcycle up to my daughter's school to attend her D.A.R.E. graduation. And didn't even need the grip heaters.

This morning was crisp and frosty again, but dry. Rode the motorcycle to work...

Maybe spring is here for real.

And one more thought: In the "building anticipation" category, I'll be reviewing a new shoe from Skechers next weekend that I've been testing for a couple months now, one I'm really excited about. Stay tuned!

1 comment:

derscott said...

New shoe? Cool, can't wait!

By the way, it's definitely global warming here in NC. Warmest winter on record - EVER. I swear it's been 65-70F all winter long.