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The white doom that befell Portland!!!

January 18th, 2007

So it snowed! BFD. You’d think it never snows here. No, kids and kidettes, it snows almost every year.

While the world went to hell in a snowbasket, encouraged by our ever vigilant, constantly useless TV news jack offs I rode my bike all the way from Lents to downtown, which is around eight miles. Both today and yesterday. I are hardcore bicycler. Or, I are hardcore stupid. I strapped on my neoprene booties, wriggled into my high tech long johns, popped on my Snakes Eyes hood and pedalled slowly and carefully over the packed snow and occasional piles of slush. I am pleased as punch to report no wipe outs. Go me.

I went into my bike place today to replace the booties (tore the strap that goes under my shoes) and pick up some of these neato ear flap cover thingies that go onto my helmet and while I was at it had bikemeister check out my brakes, because I was having trouble maintaining my preferred speed of slow while going down slippery hills.

“Yeah, your brakes are shot.”

Well, that explains it.

So my bike is now in tip top shape for day three of the white doom. Provided everything doesn’t ice over. I’m not that freaking crazy. Unless I find some old tires and a shite load of sheet metal screws to make some studded bike tires.

AND I went to the gym and didn’t drink afterwards. I are teh rock, I tell ya. That and Thursday and Sunday are my drinking nights.

School was cancelled yesterday and today. Which kinda sucks because my Wednesday night class is an OSHA certification that gives me a card saying I’m a safe dude (don’t tell them about cycling in the snow) but it requires 30 hours of class time. There are 11 weeks of the class and I just lost my cushion. Grrrr. Thus far looks like school will be running tomorrow, which is my day to go way the fuck out to Rock Creek campus.

Oh. Yay.

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