Friday, November 14, 2008

First Snowfall of Autumn

Greetings Readers

If I am thinking clearly then today is/was the first snowfall of autumn this year. Sure, we have had some frost and hard frost, but no real accumulation of snow in Denver, Colorado.

I have to say that I was skeptical of snow actually falling in my area of South of Denver, but as I got up and looked out the window this morning – I immediately thought to myself “that’s fucking great.” I am sure that it was not real cold, but I did not want to deal with snow – at all. With that frame of mind there was no way I was going to bike the entire way to work. No reason, I just did not want to.

So, with the snow falling I decided to wear my bike shorts and that’s it. I figured that the air was warm enough and not terribly too cold for me to put on my long cycling pants. Again, it was just the state of mind I was in that morning. I did shove my long cycling pants into my backpack for use when I go home from work that night.

And it did not help that I was hung over from the night of drinking.

So, if you have seen or clicked the blog picture post for today you can see my “winter” beater bike at the RTD bus stop. By the time I got the bus stop my brakes were iced over and useless. I was using my infamous “Fred Flintstone” foot stop.

A few people saw me riding into work and commented on me riding with shorts only. Yes, it was cold, but not cold. Very manageable to me.

I had heard it was going to be in the 30’s this day and to me that is very manageable to ride in. What I did not hear that is was going to be windy. Fuck me. Oh yes, when I got off work at about 4:30 or so the wind was blowing gustily and I only had my wind breaker, bandanna on my head and thinsulate gloves on. And I had to go to the bank to get some spending cash.

After all, I had to go to Qdoba’s to see my Qdoba girl. Though this time around I was not ready since the last time our meeting did not go well, from my point of view.

And that story will be told later when it happens, which I am not sure that it will happen. I am just psyching myself out right now since according to me I had to do what I had to do last week when I saw my Qdoba girl last Friday.


P.S. Readers for the next Amazing Race I chose the “Frat Boys” to be eliminated. They are not smart and somehow they are making it further and further in the Amazing Race by luck and chance. Well, their luck has to run out - and soon. My co-worker chose the “dating couple” no reasoning behind that she shared with me. But I have to agree that they do seem like the next team that would be the weakest.

Until the next time

Daryl Charley
The Fallen Athlete

1 comment:

Joshua Barker said...

Oh no, you've resorted to the Fred Flintstone stop!? Daryl, there is a better way: center-pull cantilever brakes. Pick up an old touring bike - and "commuter-ize it" with fenders and such.

I love reading about other winter riders. Nice job!