Ok. So we are not alone in this. Like much of the north eastern US, we here in Buffalo are gripped with cold and snow. Did I mention cold? For my friends across the pond 7F translates to almost -14c. Anyhow, it is cold. And it’s gonna get colder (check out tomorrow’s low). It’s interestingContinue reading “Brrr…”
#557 (above)…Construction debris on its way to a dumpster. #558 (below)…$110 in groceries, sundries, and dog food. Urban Simplicity.
The above image is the view from the kitchen window from where I am employed. It was snowing rather heavily and when I looked out the window at one point I thought that it was as pretty as a picture…so I took one. Anyhow, as mentioned in a previous post, I’ve actually driven a carContinue reading “A few thoughts about riding a bike in the winter, and the view from my kitchen window…”
Yesterday and the day prior I drove a car (yup, it’s true…Buffalo Car Share). Two of my sisters live about 25 miles from me and this is the best way to get to them on a cold Christmas day. Anyhow, I used the opportunity to snap a few photos along the way. All of theContinue reading “Buffalo Creek on Christmas Day”
Two boxes of food on their way to a local food pantry. Urban Simplicity.
This was the view before me on my very short commute to work this morning. Incredible, right? Magnificent. I was so glad and thankful to be on a bike for this. To be in the open and feel the cold air on my face…for my body to be chilled a little; to see this firstContinue reading “Another view from my handlebars…”
On the bike…boxes of food (quiche, dinner rolls, muffins, etc.) on it’s way to a local food pantry. So okay, I generally love the snow, I really do. But (always a but), this is going on a bit too long this year. If you are reading this from the same area of the world inContinue reading “Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#466)…and a very brief comment”
On the bike…two bottles of red wine and a gym bag containing wet clothes. The views…directly below is a view of Allen and Elmwood, an intersection I usually cross multiple times a day. It was/is cold and wet. Not freezing cold, but halfway freezing. The temp is just above freezing and it has been sortContinue reading “Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#456), and Two Views from My Handlebars”
On the bike…a canvas bag containing two books, a camera, and some papers. A paper bag containing various food leftovers. Western New York got hit with heavy snow today, but not nearly as much as our friends on the eastern seaboard. It wasn’t that cold so the snow was heavy–big heavy flakes–and it stuck toContinue reading “Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#449) and a couple pictures of snow.”
Okay. So if you are an all-weather cyclist you likely already know this. I do have a tendency to state the obvious (or at least the known), and for that I apologize in advance. But I read somewhere years ago, and it’s something that I found out really works, is that if you lower theContinue reading “Winter Riding Tip…”
On the bike…a cardboard box and plastic soda crate containing a gym bag full of wet clothes and nearly $70 in groceries (is it just me or have groceries become really expensive in the past year?). Just a quick note…I’ll be away from my computer for the next 4 or 5 days so I’ll likelyContinue reading “Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#440)…and a quick note”
On the bike…a canvas bag containing two books, and a journal. A plastic dough rising bucket. A camera bag containing an extra camera. two loaves of freshly baked whole wheat bread. So last week we received our “big snow,” the most snow we’ve had in a couple years. And what’s keeping it hanging around forContinue reading “Things That Can be Carried on My Bike (#439), a Brief Comment, and the View From My Handlebars”
On the bike…a gym bag full of wet clothes, a canvas bag containing–among other things–two books, an extra camera, and four batteries. And also, approximately $20 in groceries and a new neti pot. A brief comment…The below photo is of Bidwell Park here in Buffalo. And today was cold, really cold. It has been colder,Continue reading “Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#438), the View From My Handlebars, and a Brief Comment”
About $30 in groceries, a gym bag full of wet clothes, and two bottles of red wine. It is difficult to tell but the bike is locked to a city-installed bicycle rack which were installed on hundreds of parking meters (and also free-standing) around the city in the past few years. This is awesome…excellent! IContinue reading “Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#437)…and a brief comment”
A few weeks ago I finally purchased my first dslr camera. It’s used but still in great shape and takes really good photos (the evidence is in front of you). When I was younger I was really into 35mm cameras (specifically this one). I would take road trips specifically to take photos. Then, as IContinue reading “Playing with Light (in the cold)”