Tuesday, January 28, 2014

A great time for a ride

Falling snow. The glow of city lights reflected by an overcast sky. Wood smoke in the air.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Chilly B-cycle ride this morning

The intrepid three-speeds of the Denver B-cycle system are going strong through the winter.
It's been unseasonably warm here for several days. That changed last night with dropping temperatures and several inches of fresh powder this morning. Change is good, and we need the snow.

Bike picnic at the park over the past weekend. 

Our cowgirls at the National Western Stock Show.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Denver B-cycle Broncos bike

This one's for you, JPop.
I rode one of the Denver B-cycle Broncos bikes this morning. They painted two of the 700 bikes in the system an iconic orange with blue fenders, a color combo that is popular around these parts. Although I ride Denver B-cycle frequently, this is the first time that I've landed on one of the special bikes.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

The difference 24 hours can make

72 degrees on January 3.
One of the best things about Colorado is that we sometimes get a wide variety of weather over a short time frame. For example, this past Friday, it was a sunny 72 degrees F at about 1pm. T-shirt weather. Mind you, it was January 3. I enjoyed the day.

However, about exactly 24 hours later on early Saturday afternoon, things were quite different. The thermometer on our back porch showed 22 degrees F; a drop of 50 degrees. Large, billowy flakes of snow were swirling down from the sky. I enjoyed the day.
22 degrees on January 4.
Like many people who live in Colorado, I appreciate warm weather and I appreciate cold weather. Hot weather, or overcast and rainy weather, not so much. So, for me, the seasonal temperatures of this time of year that swing back and forth like a pendulum between about room temperature and snowy cold is just about right. As long as the wind isn't blowing strongly, either case is great riding weather. Of course, that's just what I did. Afterward, I was pressed into service for pulling duties for a little street sledding.