Dec 26, 2010

NYC gets dumped on

Finally I have some snow. It's about time! NYC is getting rocked by a blizzard at the moment and I'm loving it. After weeks of arctic temperatures, nostrils sticking together when walking to the train in the morning and ice in my beard I have been rewarded with snow. In my opinion, all of those sub-freezing temperatures are just not worth enduring if I'm not going to, at least, get some flakes. C'mon I've earned em'!

And so today a foot of snow dumped down on the island. And it continues to dump. My windows are almost completely frosted over as I sit here typing. I took advantage of the snow and set out with my camera, exploring Fort Tryon Park next door. There were a lot of kids sledding in the park. Made me miss those days.

I also took the mountain bike for a ride down to the hospital to check on Harold. Lovely weather for a ride. It was tough going but I stopped and let a bunch of air out of my tires to get a fatter (phatter?) foot print and the traction was a lot better. The side walks were a little easier to ride on than the road but the snow was just as deep. Tomorrow the snow continues. I am thinking about building a snow shelter behind my building. Iffin' I do, I'll have to spend the night in it. Full report for sure (IF it happens).


2 comments:

Fat Chance said...

Great pictures of the storm and Fort Tyron.
Hope to see you out on the trail.

Michael O'Hara said...

Thanks FC:

Hopefully the trails get dried out so we can put some knobbies to dirt soon.