First Bicycle Commute Of The new Year
I have had this weird dry-throat, cough and occasional low-grade fever thing going on since I got home from Pennsylvania, two weeks ago. Because of the cold weather, I have been riding the motorbike to work, so that I wouldn't make the throat worse before our show at Larimer Lounge, tomorrow.
Today, however, it was a bit colder than I like for riding the motorbike, plus it was snowing when I got up. So, I grabbed the Red Menace and bundled up like an Eskimo for the ride in. I was actually pretty comfortable on the way in.
My face got a bit cold, on the way home, because I didn't wear my balaclava. The temperature had warmed up, and the sun was out, so I figured I could get away without that layer.
Here is a self-portait that I took on my front porch, when I got home:
I don't know if you can make out the temperature on the thermometer, but it is reading a balmy 20 degrees above zero...which is 30 degrees warmer than when I left the house, this morning. Still cold, though, as is evidenced by the ice in my mustache.
I'll probably ride the motorbike, tomorrow, since the show is tomorrow night, and I would rather not put the physical effort out, in the cold, before the show.