Smooth Riding Ahead

After a week of nicer weather, Missouri is showing its true nature again. So far we have only gotten a dusting, but by the end of the day we should have up to 6 inches. Its nice to have snow again. Even though the going will be slower, it will be much more enjoyable. Just feeling the smoothness of the powdery snow under my wheels is a rush as the flakes come rushing down as if the ground is where they belong and there is no place they'd rather be.

Spring days with warm winds are beautiful in their own right, but there is nary another feeling like that of riding in the ice and snow. Seeing the looks people give when they drive past is absolutely priceless. People cannot seem to fathom how anyone could survive outside when it is snowing, much less cold. Most everyone I meet is astonished that I ride every day even in snow and ice. Somehow, I don't see it as all that extraordinary. Just gettin' around town.

Stay safe, drive careful, and watch out for bikes.