Apr 17, 2013

Looking for Summer

There appears to be no break for the morally ambivalent (that's me). After a viciously long and irritating winter, I thought the worst was behind me back in late March. I broke out the WR250X and started riding to work everyday. Then, last week winter revisited Minnesota and the bike has sat parked next to my disabled Escort ever since. Yesterday was a good day, but I had people to haul and things to carry and was stuck in the cage. Today, the weather report predicted more snow.

Once again, I need to be reminded of why I live in the Great Frozen North. Somebody help me out here. I can feel my resolve dissolving and my willpower vanishing. Warmth, twisty roads, and a population density somewhere under 10 people per square mile is calling me. Practically screaming at me, in fact.

4 comments:

  1. I think you enjoy the sunny day and blue sky that contrasts the snow during the winter. Either that or you enjoy the change of seasons.

    Our seasons in Oregon are usually- raining, still raining, cloudy and misty, and summer.

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  2. Another possibility is that I am fuckin' nuts to be living in the frozen north with Rocky and Bullwinkle and in the land of the "Mysterious Murder in Snowy Cream" (the Chinese name for the movie "Fargo").

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  3. Get over it. You could be living here in not so sunny Northern Ireland, where our wettest month, on average, is July (closely followed by all the others). Where two consecutive days of sun were pretty much unheard of last year, and where three weeks of snow have just rep[laced what should have been our driest month.



    OK, I exaggerate, but just a little. At least the bloody awful weather means that everyone but the Hardly crowd wear protective gear all of the time. We need the waterproof qualities even when we are lucky enough not to need the protective ones!

    Ian

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  4. Get over it. You could be living here in not so sunny Northern Ireland, where our wettest month, on average, is July (closely followed by all the others). Where two consecutive days of sun were pretty much unheard of last year, and where three weeks of snow have just rep[laced what should have been our driest month.



    OK, I exaggerate, but just a little. At least the bloody awful weather means that everyone but the Hardly crowd wear protective gear all of the time. We need the waterproof qualities even when we are lucky enough not to need the protective ones!

    Ian

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