It was an absolutely beautiful day today and rather warm for February in Wisconsin. I feel lucky that I got to spend some time outside and get some sun on my face.
Up until the Polar Vortex hit us we’d had a freakishly warm winter and no river ice, which is a two-fold bummer for me as the coming of river ice generally means wintering Bald Eagles are easier to see as they gather at places where there are openings in the river ice and because IContinue reading “Finally Got Some Ice On The River”
Looks like I forgot to put something up for Musical Monday. Temps have finally dropped to almost proper Winter In Wisconsin levels and there’s some snow in the forecast, but we seem to be continuing with the overcast days. On the bright side of things, the overcast makes it easy to make shots like thisContinue reading “Aint’ No Cure For The Overcast Blahs…”
Normally on a warm for Wisconsin winter’s Sunday, with a bright blue sky above, I’d be out on my bicycle. But, this winter I’m pretty into taking tramps around town and while it was a warm and sunny Sunday it was also fairly humid and I just can not stay warm in cold temps withContinue reading “Sunday Tramp”
Brown Season can turn into Snow Season any time now. I was going to go on a bike ride today, but it turned out to be one of those damp days in the 30’s where no matter what you do you can’t stay warm and then suddenly you’re over heated, so today’s ride turned intoContinue reading “Brown Season Continues…”
I was doing a little outandabouting after dark tonight and decided to take a picture to show folks, that might not be acquainted with the latest and greatest in bike lights, just how bright the new bike lights are. This is a 1,000 Lumen Light And Motion Urban and there are lights that get wayContinue reading “Bike Lights Are Bright”
Otter Creek is about a 2 mile trail system maintained by our local mountain biking club in Centennial Park in Altoona, a small town attached to the east side of Eau Claire. It had been a while since I’d been down that way, so I took a fun little spin though the trails today.
I don’t know why it is, but whenever I ride my bike in cold temps my nose runs. Constantly. When winter time rolls around I pull out a big stack of bandanas and keep them in a handy spot by my bike so I won’t forget one when I roll out the door.
First of all I’d like to point out that I do actually eat fruit and veg. I live alone and buy fruit and veg once or twice a week from a store close to my apartment. This was a trip to a big store on the edge of town to stock up on mostly non-perishables.Continue reading “You Can Carry That On A Bike”
Eau Claire has a number of pedestrian/bike underpasses to get people safely through busy intersections and they work great. I’ve been biking through the intersection of Vine and Claremont (pictured above) a couple times a month for the last three years, usually grumbling to myself about how it would be great if there was anContinue reading “Derp…”