cycling at minus six

Toronto, 2016.12.09

My rear shifter cable was locked up this morning due to the -6°C weather. The cold certainly separated culled the fairweather cyclists, wiping out 2/3 of the riders who've made it this far. And yet, that hardy species persists, there were half a dozen riders with me at several intersections.

The snow did claim one victim; a fellow who took a spill on some packed snow at a broad turn on a gentle grade. I stopped to see if I could help; his brake handle had cracked from the blow!

Three good things that happened this week:

  1. I've found someone who'll sell us joint life insurance for only 50% more than I've been paying just for my cover.
  2. I managed to save nearly $400 on our home & auto insurance by finding a new provider.
  3. I'm managing a project for a non-profit; the usual mix of screw-ups (resignations, technical issues, licensing matters) and I'm having a ball.

Three reasons to be thankful:

  1. My cheap sketchy tires dealt with the ice and snow quite nicely, thank you.
  2. No more TTC for the week, I cannot over-stress what a good thing this is.
  3. Bright and clear skies, after weeks of gloom.

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