|Winter weather riding doesn't mean I have to dress for a blizzard. The pants are lined and I wore thin wook socks.|
|Planet Bike blinkie light for visibility.|
|LaserLiteLane for extra visibility.|
|Would it be appropiate to ask the homeowners on either side of this short stretch to shovel the street?|
|Easy to pedal during the mid-day melt but quite challenging during my morning and early evening ride.|
Only an eight minute ride to m workplace, I made without incident. I noticed along the way that other morning commuting cyclist who I typically see on my morning ride in was nowhere to be seen. He rides a mountain bike, always speeding past me with a wave and friend "Hello". I wonder if he was on a different schedule this morning or, like me, feels intimidated by the ice and snow. If so, just how much does it take for him to throw in the towel and grab his car keys? I've seen him biking to and from work for several months now and he looks like a pretty serious sports cyclist so I'd be curious as to whether or not he is even slightly a fair weather rider. Something tells me that crazy bicycle lady with a camera will be making an appearance sometime soon to get the answer to this question.
Mocha update. . .
I regret to report that Bob and I lost Mocha early Tuesday morning. Mocha refused to nurse Daisy; I suspected a developmental delay in his sucking reflex. He lost weight and body temperature, and developed an eye infection. Under the care of the veterinarians and staff at Westside Veterinary Clinic he showed steady improvedment in all areas, and we learned to bottle and tube feed him, take his temperature and respond to his crying effectively.
|Mocha, day one.|
|Day eight with Daisy and me after a successful tube feeding.|
|Bob with Mocha, who liked being swaddled in a chenille sock.|