Heat wave!

We got five inches of new snow last night but today it got above freezing for the first time in a month. It was below zero (F) every night for two weeks (and at most, single digits above zero during the day). But now, time to take off the jacket and leave the hat and gloves on the shelf! Bailey (my canine pal) and I went for a walk. Pushing 40 and probably to surpass that tomorrow, it was almost warm enough for passive solar heating from the front porch.

turn it up.

Another day and warmer still. Pushing 50 (10 degrees C), a 70 degree (F) rise in a few days. Used passive solar heat today. I woke up today to a strange site. I believe aliens landed in the night. I found this snow tower in my front yard. It was too dark to photograph (and I had to get to work). By the time I got home it had melted somewhat, but is about 5.5 feet tall and 2 feet square. (A 2 foot carpenter’s square is next to it for scale.) Something about the proportions struck me so I measured carefully and found it to be 66.6 inches tall. I re-measured the sides and found them to be 66.6 cm. Oh, the horror!

Author: halffastcyclingclub

We are a group of friends who ride bikes. Some of us are fast, some of us are slow, all of us are half-fast. In 2018, one of us rode coast to coast across the US. It was so much fun, he's doing it again in 2022! If we meet Sal Paradise, we'll let you know.

10 thoughts on “Heat wave!”

    1. Well, since “lith” means “stone”, I’d say no; but the aluminum structure that appeared in the mountains out west was referred to as a monolith, and it clearly wasn’t. It’s also not an obelisk, since that has a pyramidal top. That’s what I get for knowing a little Greek.

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      1. You’re too well educated. 😉 The surprise appearance reminded me of it. A lot of people got a lot of pleasure out of them here. I even saw one fashioned out of cardboard or plywood (so dry here) decorated with Xmas lights!

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      1. One could argue that once you look like the Michelin man, it’s not possible or safe to move on a bicycle. Whereas a padded g-string, some sunscreen, helmet, visor or hat, gloves, socks, shoes, and sunscreen, and a cool pool or AC at the end, and you’re good to go! It’s all what you’re used to and willing to endure. Your biking extreme sounds more painful and expensive than here, but then there’s the sunburn and skin cancer risk (which is real).


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