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I knew this morning’s ride was going to be cold, but the ground is clear, and I hate taking the bus, so I bundled up to cycle Clara to work. One of these days I’ll have to snap a photo of her.

The wind was at my back this morning and originally I was set to go without my facemask on. But I realized I’d left my front light on the bike on Tuesday and it was no longer working. Back inside to drop it off because there’s no point in cycling with extra weight, right? Then I fished out the back up front light, which was still working.

I tested the brakes as I pedalled down the driveway. IT’s a good thing they were working because a car was coming down the street. I pulled out after it passed, only to have it cut me off by first swerving left, then without signalling turning right into a driveway. GRRRRRR.

Down the hill, across the street and through Tunney’s Pasture, I was glad to have added my facemask before leaving. The path was clear of ice, only green goose poop remnants could be seen. Read the rest of this entry »


The mornings are getting darker when the alarm clock goes beep-beep-beep. So much so that it’s taking me longer to open the curtains and blinds because I really don’t need the construction workers across the street seeing me before I’m at my best. I had no idea there was snow on the ground until NosyNeigbhour opened the curtains after his shower.

I hadn’t planned to walk to work, so I decided to cycle. I’ve never cycled to work in the snow. I’ve been on the bike with snowflakes falling, but never with any accumulation. And what would the drivers be like with the first snowfall on a work day? Read the rest of this entry »

It’s now official, I have cycled to work past mid-December.

I was expecting to see snow or ice on the ground this morning, but it was still wet and fairly mild. The wind was a bit cold as I got near Tunney’s, and it wouldn’t have been nicer to have it coming from the southwest, but other than that, this morning’s cycling commute was uneventful. Read the rest of this entry »

I have no crushed my old record for cycling to work in the second coldest capital in the world. Previously I’d ridden the bike to December 6, but I’m already 9 days past that and there’s no end in sight this week! Read the rest of this entry »

The longer I cycle to work, the more determined I am to keep going. I’ve said it before that I’m conflicted when it comes to snow. I love skiing, snowshoeing and tobogganing, but I love my cycling commute as well. Read the rest of this entry »

Well, Environment Canada finally got it right. When I first woke up this morning, I looked outside to see if any snow had fallen overnight. It may have been the sleep in my eyes, but I swear I didn’t see any.

I creaked downstairs to get the cat for our morning cuddles. As I walked past the downstairs window, I looked outside again to confirm the road was clear. No snow means less time to get to work because the old clunker would serve me one more day before trading in the rubber for paper tickets and the sweaty coughing crowds on the bus. Read the rest of this entry »


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