Friday, April 11, 2008

Record Snowfall

Yesterday I was ready to bike into work. I checked the weather forecast before I headed out and it looked innocent enough. There was a chance of some flurries but it didn't look too major. As I pulled out of the driveway there was the odd snowflake blowing in the wind, but it was coming down a bit more by the time I met up with Neil at Edworthy. Halfway through the ride in the snow was coming down so much that my glasses were covered and I couldn't ride with them on anymore. (Thankfully my eyesight isn't so bad that I can still see respectably without the spectacles.) I made it into work in one piece, and then the rest of the morning proceeded to look like this:

By noon we had received a record snowfall for this time of year - 23 cm or 9 in. The sun came out over lunch and things looked to improve until another storm blew in at 3:00. Needless to say, I wasn't too keen on biking back to the car in that weather so I got a ride instead. Luckily the snow quit and things cleared up well enough that I could ride in this morning though, on the official Bike to Work day.

On tap for this weekend? 9 miles of running tomorrow, and hopefully a bike ride on Sunday when the weather is forecasted to be 20 deg C (68 deg F).

7 comments:

Downhillnut said...

Oh hey, I didn't know about bike-to-work-day - maybe because I live and work in the NW? I'd heard about it in previous years, but I thought it was in May or June.

From the locations of those neat-o bike stations, it's more like bike-to-downtown-from-south-Calgary-day, which wouldn't have worked for me anyway :(

Way to use that great new commuting vehicle of yours!

Where are you running tomorrow?

Moon said...

Holy moly! And here when I was just thinking about how nice the weather has turned here lately...kudos yo you for biking it in, though!

rocketpants said...

BUMMER!!! Yikes that sucks! HOpefully the weather will clear that nasty stuff out of there soon.

Danielle said...

I feel for you on the crappy weather...we have it too!!

TNTcoach Ken said...

Ha, that’s why I always check the forecast before getting on the bike. Especially if you’re riding to work. You are SuperGirl!

Bob Almighty said...

ahh spring time in Alberta....10 inches of snow one day 75 the next...hang in there summer is coming....although riding in snow is badass.

Speed Racer said...

I would have cried. I would have just flung my bike in some bushes at the side of the road and thrown a temper tantrum. You Canadians are so... patient!

Way to go on actually following through and biking to work. So is cycling just cross training, or is this going in a more serious direction?

Was it Bike to Work day in the US too?