Monday, February 13, 2012

This is the day I biked in a snowstorm

I've said it many times, I do not bike in the rain. It's just too messy.

But how bad could biking in the snow be? Turns out it's not that bad. It wasn't that cold this morning, and with a pair of sunglasses to shield my eyes and makeup from the precipitation, it wasn't what I expected. When I got to the office I felt great and grabbed another one of my kind and photographically gifted coworkers and begged him to take my picture.

So I trotted into the office, changed from boots to ballet flats and got to work. After a while I looked over at my boots and saw this.

Gross, right? That's what I thought, too. But I suppose it's understandable considering my lack of fenders and the wet road conditions. At least the boots protected my pants from road goo.

My pocketbook wasn't so lucky.

Again, ick, but not so terrible. It's a leather bag and an easy cleanup.

And then I looked at my coat.

And I remembered why I don't bike when it's precipitating. It's going to take forever to get this shit off of my coat.

And look at my poor bike. This cleanup might even take longer.

In other, happier news we have added some additional items to the shop, per some requests. There is now a messenger-style bag that actually appears to be in stock, some glassware and also some black shirts. Cheers!


  1. You are much braver than I am!

    I am too nervous to ride my bike in the snow. The threat of falling is one thing, but all that salt that they use to treat the roads is pretty corrosive. I don't think it's very good for a bike. =(

    Which is why I need more bikes! Ah-ha, an excuse that makes sense...

  2. You are definitely BRAVE! Since it never stopped snowing yesterday, I wonder how the ride home was.

    1. I wonder how it would have been, too. I felt so gross all day that I called Cody and begged him to rescue me so he did. Probably my coat would have been ruined, had I ridden home.