The Golden Wrench

A blog about bicycle repair and maintenance by the mechanics at Freewheel Bike.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Commuter's Dictionary word of the day

puddle noun 1. small pool of water, perhaps created by rain or snow melt (or both), not typically seen in Minnesota in January. If deep enough, can bypass fenders and spray directly onto rider's feet and lower legs, soaking them instantly.

If you think the riding conditions in our post-xmas Death Rink were bad for morale (imagine an ice skating rink with 1-to-3 inch ledges and grooves at odd intervals, then add automobile traffic), then you're going to love getting on the bike today. Temps are hovering right around freezing, yet it's raining.

What is this weather good for, you ask? Two things come to mind: hangovers and funerals.

Commuting? Not so much.