I finally managed to sweat quite a lot on my way up the hill! – until now the near-zero temperatures required a quite heavy coat to be worn every day, but if the weather stays like this I will finally be able to leave it at home, yay! 🙂
50%? Around here is more like 5% and then it stalled…
I was hoping for weather conditions that at least would let me wash my bike outside, with cold water, without freezing my hands to death. Apparently that will not come soon… and meanwhile I’m getting even more mud in the frame 🙁 .
(in comparison, I’ve managed to wash my car while in Portugal in the last days of December ! It was quite sunny and nice outside…)
… I was presented with this familiar sight. Apparently Mr Winter does not want to go away just yet…
But instead of just moaning about the fact that the Ergathon got cancelled for today (and the outings for tomorrow, as well!) I decided to take out my bicycle and do some proper photographing of my wintry surroundings.
Cycled up the hill and ventured beyond the campus (this was actually the first time I took the Raleigh on the Crab & Winkle way!), armed with my digital SLR and a good coat. The snow wasn’t that bad… apart from some bits which were quite muddy (and the “muddiness” was hidden by the layer of snow on top) I had no issues today, either cycling on- and off-road.
Funnily enough, I discovered that I had a photo from last year (around this very same time) in one of the spots I stopped at today. Can you tell which one is 2012 and which one is 2013? 🙂
See more images in my Flickr photostream (they are all geotagged, in case you’re around here and want to check it out – this cycle route and its surrounding woods are definitely worth a visit!).
It’s 12:25 and outside the day is noticeably darker than it was at 07:30 in the morning! Way to go, English weather!… 😛
My guess is that they hand-picked the day to match the weather conditions – it was so lovely outside that everyone just flocked outside to the grass for a while, it was quite a nice break in an otherwise dull afternoon!… 🙂