I'll be the first to admit my unabashed wimpiness when it comes to the cold.
As soon as the heavy coats come out I just can't handle it anymore. It's too much for my little hands and my ears. And since I'm the one who takes the kid to school in the morning, why should he be cold so I can prove to myself that I can really tough it out by biking?
So it should surprise no one that I've chosen driving over cycling every day since this season's first real cold snap.
You can imagine my despair when we found the car wouldn't work one day last week.
I had a moment. Like, maybe 10 seconds there where I rested my head on the steering wheel, closed my eyes and gathered myself. And then the little guy and I just loaded up and biked in. Simple as that.
I closed the cover on his trailer and gave him a blanket, but he didn't complain. Not even one time.
The only surprise: My ass got really, really cold. Anyone else's ass freeze on extremely chilly bike rides? Even with extra layers? Lordy, that was unexpected.
Also, the only thing wrong with the car was the battery. Simple fix.