A strong, arctic, high pressure system is hovering over the south coast, and is expected to last for another week. It’s cold. And clear. Highs of no more than 7C during the day. And below freezing overnight. When I awake there is frost on the roofs, and some of the roads.
Some of you will say, “So what”. You are used to the cold and snow but you have to understand it is unusual for these parts. There is actually more snow on the slopes of the local mountains than last year, and the ski facilities haven’t even opened for the season.
The cold hasn’t stopped me from cycling. In fact, I enjoy it.
Did you hear that Bri?
I find if I layer up, wear neoprene booties, a toque, and a helmet cover, I put in the same mileage. I may go a little slower – the faster I go the colder it gets – but it’s actually enjoyable. It sure beats the spinning bike!
This weather won’t last, I’m sure. The warmer, wetter weather is certain to return. In the meantime, I’m going to get out on the bikes as often as possible.
Chas: “I’m glad to hear that. I’ve been hanging, staring at this wall for a week now.”
I may even take Lou out for some repeat hill climbs tomorrow.
Lou: “Yikes. I’ll need a coat. Layers like you. Right?”