It seems that every day the weather is dramatically different from the day before. In the span of a week I go from deep winter boots to ventilated summer shoes. It is the same with gloves and hats. Our mudroom is filled with clothing for every season. It's just been crazy this year. I've used my entire wardrobe in one week.
|Bare hands and medium shoes one day|
|Heavy gloves, boots and jacket the next|
Well almost the entire wardrobe... Sadly the one pair of shoes I didn't manage to use this year was my cross country ski boots. Since we kept getting mild/warm days right after cold/snowy days, we never got enough snow base to get out on x-c skis.
Don't get me wrong. I'm not complaining about lack of heavy snow cover. Last year's record snow fall changed our lives, literally. It was nice not to have to rake the roof and worry about ice dams or where to pile the snow that we shoveled off the driveway and sidewalks. And it was nice to be able to get out and ride regularly, even if it meant constantly checking the forecast and carrying extra gear or starting out with loads of layers and an empty saddlebag for stashing stuff when I overdressed. In a normal year, if I am too cold or too warm on a ride one day, I can just tweak the wardrobe slightly the next day. But this year, the next day was often dramatically different from day to day and making the adjustment was challenging.
|Then there was that 80F day in March when this happened!|
Then spring officially arrived and we had our biggest single snowfall two weeks later on April 4. We recorded the lowest April temperature in 50 years the day after. Yet I had been riding in shorts just a few days before.
Now flowers are starting to bloom and bits of green are starting to be visible in the trees. Warmer weather will arrive and stick around for more than a day. Hopefully!
|Looking forward to needing to refill water bottles more often!|