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February 8th 2013 – The Blizzard of 2013

Well, it’s been over a week since I rode last. I only have 16 miles and around 800 ft of elevation to show for my one ride this year. (See the page I set up so you guys and gals can track this.) This past week has been a mixture of cold weather and small snowstorms that you would wake up to in the morning and the days would not get above freezing. If they did get above freezing it would not be long where it would freeze again and you would get black ice.

Finally yesterday, it looked like I would be able to get a short. I was wrong! Blizzard preparations were needed. I had to do some grocery shopping, get dog food, load up the firewood, and make sure the snowblower and generator were ready to go. Hopefully I won’t need the generator, but I know the snowblower will get a workout. It’s now 8:30 pm out and the blizzard is ramping up. They are calling for 2ft. of snow here give or take a few inches. My thought is that once you go over a foot it’s all relative. It’s the drifting and what ends up at the end of the driveway that counts. I have not felt the house shake yet because of the wind nor I have I noticed “white-out” conditions. I have seen heavy snow and the Governor has declared a driving ban that went into effect at 4 p.m. today until further notice. Anyway, I hope get out on the bike sometime towards the end of next week. One forecast is calling for the 40’s on Monday. But. we’ll see what happens.

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