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November 23, 2010

Bloody cold

Filed under: Canada, Home — K2 in Canada @ 10:19 PM

Who ever came up with the saying that “dry cold isn’t as cold as wet cold”. Now that’s all wrong!! I thought I would lose my fingers yesterday riding my bike to work. It was only supposed to be a few degrees below Zero and I dressed what I thought was appropriately – many years of riding my bike through the winter. But on top of the sub zero temperatures a freezing cold wind was blowing out of the north-east. My brakes froze, my front fender fell off and shatter into a million pieces (plastic isn’t good with cold) and as I mentioned a couple of my fingers were numb and then hurt for hours after I got to work. The day was beautiful and sunny – so they said. I had to work all day and didn’t get out until it was pitch dark again.

Today was even colder so they said – but no wind and I was fine 🙂 Although my breaks still stick. Rain is on its way for Thursday, which means snow in the mountains. That’s better!!! I heard Calgary was at -31C today. So maybe I am just a big wimp. One more day of COLD.

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2 Comments »

  1. Bikes are great. But there is another invention that is even better for times like this. It is called a car. I’m certain you own one. Why are you being so crazy?!

    Comment by Krista — November 24, 2010 @ 7:39 PM

    • That’s the European in me. I have a hard time justifying turning on the car and burning gas if I can get there on my bike in less than 20min!

      Comment by K2 in Canada — November 25, 2010 @ 8:10 AM


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