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.

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.”

The View from My Handlebars on a Clear but Frigid Evening…

The corner of Allen and Elmwood on a very cold night. I was on my way home from the community center after a steam and swim. The air on my face was cold–really cold–and my fingers were freezing (I really need to get better gloves). I was feeling slightly stressed because of the self-inflicted nonsenseContinue reading “The View from My Handlebars on a Clear but Frigid Evening…”

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.

Crocuses and Lillies…evidence of spring

Despite the cold temps, these plant still manage to push through the damp soil and reach for the sun. Amazing isn’t it? In a few month’s time the crocuses will be a memory and the tiger lillies (two below) will all but have taken over my garden. Urban Simplicity.

Six Photos of NYC

I was in NYC over the weekend and snapped a few photos along the way. I was busy for most of the weekend but took photos as I walked to-and-fro. What’s interesting (I think) is that in my continued efforts to travel light (or at least travel lighter) I brought only one camera with meContinue reading “Six Photos of NYC”

Things I Saw While Riding My Bike Today…

One of my favorite things to do is ride around the city at night or during dusk and take photos; if I was an early bird–which I am not–I’m sure I would enjoy the dawn as well. Sometimes I really do question whether I am this guy reincarnated (but I’m getting off topic as IContinue reading “Things I Saw While Riding My Bike Today…”

Winter Riding Tip…

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…”

Things That can be Carried on a Bike (#445), and the view from my handlebars…

On the bike…a gym bag full of wet clothes and a case of red wine (I get thirsty with all the exercise and biking). Despite the warm colors in the photo below, like much of the northeastern United States and eastern Canada we are still in the grip of a cold-snap. It was/is cold today.Continue reading “Things That can be Carried on a Bike (#445), and the view from my handlebars…”