Thursday, January 15, 2009

Cold, Wind and No Path

Lots of comments at work lately, like too cold for ya to ride? Fair weather commuter huh?

A good chunk of my ride is on a 66 year old MUP. It could be one of the originals and is located at the Paul Dever School. The school was for the severly handicaped, and MUPs were necessary for obvious reasons. The problem is that the roads and MUP are not maintained. Everything is a sheet of ice after last weeks snow, thaw, deep freeze.

The lack of roadway is the reason I'm not bike commuting, but with the single digit temperatures and wind chill dropping that into negative numbers, I'm really not missing it that much.


  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm a little concerned about being in a coffee shop and forgetting you drove there! Glad you made it home. We're at -20 for the 2nd night in a row. My bikes have been resting since November. Be well-

  2. Since I no longer have a commute, it's very, very difficult to force myself to get out there. So I haven't. I am hoping to get back to riding daily, or almost daily, though, as the routine is great and I've missed riding.

  3. I'm with you on the whole thing. Don't you love the comments? I get them here too...oh well.
    I've got a girl agreeing to ride in once in a while over the summer with me since she lives a mile away from me.
    Hope you had a wonderful birthday!
    I'll try to find the name of the dish. Trying to spell correctly in Portuguese is an impossibility for me :)

  4. I found it and an explanation of it...Alcatra, beef marinated in red wine and garlic and then roasted, is a traditional of Terceira Island in the Azores. The thing about it is that they look for a specific cut of meat to use and I'm not sure which cut that is.

    This stuff is amazing!