So winter hit this weekend, and it was a little cold. I know, I know, you’re going to tell me that in New York you never got out of negative temperature’s with your wind chill, and North Carolina had so much snow that people couldn’t fly home. But you guys. Winter sucks when nothing is actually equipped for cold weather.
It started on Wednesday morning when my alarm went off at 7 so I could ride before work. But then when I checked the weather, the feels like was 29 and I just wasn’t feeling it. Back to bed it was. I got in a nice little ride Thursday that was only 30 minutes or so, and focused primarily on loosening up since I’m sure the cold weather had Val feeling a little creaky.
But then Friday morning, suddenly the actual temperature was 27 and the feels like was in the teens. Not cool. And then it dropped some more. So much, that when we woke up Saturday morning, what we thought was rain was actually a busted pipe behind our apartment, because a bunch of the pipes for our building run right next to our bedroom. Just like they asked us to, we reported it to the office staff, and 48 hours later it’s still spewing water. Lucky for us, it’s not actually one of our pipes. As pretty as the bush icicles were this morning though, I’d like to not have a broken pipe causing water damage to our walls and the A/C units right in front of the spewing pipe.
Super sorry for the neighbor who has had no water pressure this weekend and a huge water bill coming soon.
And then when I got to the barn, there was a wash rack refusing to drain, and pipes that kept breaking all. weekend. long. Including the pipe to Val’s water trough. Which was also full of ice my poor trainer had to break, along with all of the other many troughs and buckets that had to be broken throughout the weekend.
I hate snow. Like a whole lot. And I’m certainly not jealous of those of you dealing with that stupid white stuff. But man, it sure would be nice if everything wouldn’t break at once with the first really cold weather of the season. Lucky for us, after dipping down into the teens this weekend, we’ll be back up in the upper 70s by Wednesday or so. Since somebody was puffing this weekend even in the 30 degrees temps, we’re definitely working in a body clip this week.
Even with all the nasty weather, we still managed to get some really fantastic rides in this weekend, and there’s more to come on that shortly!
In the mean time, how did you manage to survive (more or less) the cold front the blew through a good portion of the US?