Yes, it's cold. But there are a few precious hours in the afternoon that are filled with sunshine!
I had initially planned to take the winter bike out today, but after a failed attempt at pumping up the tires (this seems to be something I am perennially bad at), I was running late and faced the choice of driving or riding a non-winter bike.
I took the Pashley.
We ran some errands in Old Strathcona, and I went to my acupuncture appointment (seriously, my guy does wonders).
Afterward, I biked a few blocks over to Leanne's and picked her up for our bento lunch date (we walked).
Post lunch, I cycled over to the Cross Cancer institute to meet another fine lady friend for her late lunch break at work. I had already eaten, but I still make fine company.
Anybody who hangs out with me over the winter will get used to the sight of my gloves and stuff in an overturned helmet whenever we are indoors.
It breaks my heart a little when pretty Pashley gets all gummed up with snow like this.
C'est la vie! Bikes are for riding. So we should ride them, even if there is sticky snow on the ground.
Though, the Pashley does have lovely brakes for winter.