Brrr…

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…”

Things that can be Carried on a Bike (#557 & #558)

#557 (above)…Construction debris on its way to a dumpster. #558 (below)…$110 in groceries, sundries, and dog food. Urban Simplicity.

A few thoughts about riding a bike in the winter, and the view from my kitchen window…

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…”

Buffalo Creek on Christmas Day

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”

Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#553)…and how to go Christmas shopping on a bike in the cold rain.

On the bike…Christmas presents. How to go Christmas shopping on a bike in the cold rain…bring heavy plastic trash bags with you to wrap purchases in. Bring a plastic tote to carry items in. Even if you think the tote will not leak it likely will (it did)…hence the plastic bags. Accept that you willContinue reading “Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#553)…and how to go Christmas shopping on a bike in the cold rain.”

Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#552)

Two boxes of food on their way to a local food pantry. Urban Simplicity.

Things That can be Carried on a Bike (#548 & #549)

#548…Crates and boxes of food on their way to a food pantry. #549…A Christmas Tree. Urban Simplicity.

The view from my handlebars on a really frigid and snowy night on my short commute home and a few things I saw along the way…

Urban Simplicity.

Four Trees; One Photo

I came upon this while riding my bike the other night. It was frigid cold out; my fingers ached, but I thought this was beautiful. So a took a photo and thought I’d share. Click it for a slightly larger view. Urban Simplicity.

Another view from my handlebars…

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…”

Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#457)

A canvas bag containing two books and a few pens, an empty dough rising bucket, a canvas bag containing an extra camera and charger, and two freshly baked loaves of whole wheat bread. Urban Simplicity.

Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#456), and Two Views from My Handlebars

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”

The View from My Handlebars…

This morning’s ride was incredible. It’s only a couple miles to church (where I was heading) and the sky was cloudless. With warm(ish) temperatures and not a breeze in the air, the snow still clung to the trees from the storm. And with the warmer temps today the snow is all but gone on theContinue reading “The View from My Handlebars…”

Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#449) and a couple pictures of snow.

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.”

Evening Ride…

For many reasons–mainly a bad cold, then work, snow and frigid temperatures, and most recently being out of town for a few days–I feel like I haven’t ridden much in the past week or so. But tonight it was…at the sake of sounding hokey…such a lovely winter evening for a ride. Nary a breeze inContinue reading “Evening Ride…”