This weekend left no doubt about the state I am in. I took Friday off and got a ton of things done and got to have Indian food with Laura. Then came Saturday. The weather was amazing, passing the 70 degree mark during the course of a beautiful sunny day. So, of course I spent the morning in a home buyers' workshop. It was pretty educational and I'm ready to start the process of finding a home. In fact, I should have started yesterday. I need to get pre-approved for a loan, and quick. Then Jen came down and we had a wonderful afternoon together before heading down to a game night and potluck put on by Aspen Grove. We talked for a good long while after that, too.
Then came Sunday. I awoke to 3 or so inches of snow and howling winds blowing the snow up the sides of the Lincoln Street canyon of buildings to heights of at least 5 stories. It looked rather dicey out there, but it cleared up for me to go down to church. Then it started blowing again, and the ride back was a bit obscured, but otherwise fine. With the fierce weather outside, it seemed like a fine day to call people and finish watching Firefly and its movie: Serenity. It certainly is a shame that series got canceled (sorry Elsa!). It was just hitting its stride at the end of the first season.
So a 70 degree day followed by 4 inches of snow. That's Colorado. This morning I took to the trails to ride in, and for the most part the paths were clear. Even the normally treacherous Broadway ramp had a clear swath. However, and that's a big however, about 30% of the ride in was sheets of very hard, very bumpy ice. My bike was doing a little dance beneath me while I went over those churned up patches. Even more unusual was the fact that the ramp out of the parking garage of my building was literally a sheet of ice. I started riding up it, and the bike was spinning out. I got off, and even on my feet I started slipping around. I decided to walk the bike up, especially since I had my work laptop on my back. I don't mind riding on snow, but this ice was super nasty. Thankfully most of it had melted off today. Unfortunately, what remains tonight will probably be here for a while, as snow is predicted for tomorrow night and Wednesday. Welcome to Colorado.