Monday, February 13, 2012

Snow and Ride Into Work

Riding onto campus past the iconic Arch of 1926.

Not too cold--but I wore my rain pants as there was still a bit of rain falling and I wanted to stay dry.

The Dorm for the Haskell Athletes

Gazebo from about 1901, right across the library where I work.

Looking North up Barker--the light there is the intersection of Barker and 23rd St. which going East (to the right) turns into K-10 or the bee-line to Kansas City. Its a very busy intersection mes amis!

I'm riding in the ruts made by the cars...

15 MPH -- yeah right! Motorists fly through this round-about--most never even yield, they just think the bigger their car or truck, or the more expensive it is than yours--you gotta get out of their way. Do you think they'll yield to a cyclist? Don't bet on it--but actually most do because I put out the stern "halt" with my arm to let them know I am in the lane and I have the right away!

Through all that mess and a quick spin through Old East Lawrence (Interzone) back to The Little House.

Can you believe my Desert San Tucson Bike is now my hardy Urban Street Slayer? Ha!

Cheers! Bruce


Anonymous said...

Hey Bruce,

I was thinking about you during my Saturday ride - not to rub it in, but it was a pleasant 73 degrees here in Tucson!

Looks like you're doing good up in Kansas - definitely the coolest librarian I know.

Safe riding,

Bruce's Bike Blog said...

Hey Colby! Thanks for stopping by the blog! It was 65 here in KS yesterday--maybe in the high 50's for the weekend. Everyone here says winter will start in late March, just in time for my first Brevet...

Take care! I hope you have a great 2012 mon ami!

Cheers! Bruce