According to the news there is no record of it having ever snowed in Fort Worth on Christmas Eve. It snowed for hours on end. Luckily on Christmas morning the snow remained and the sun came out. It was an unusual spectacle, a white Christmas in the Metroplex.
This is what it looked like outside my door on Christmas Eve.
The roads looked dry this morning so I decided to ride to the Starbucks on University Drive and grab a cup of coffee. The temperature was still in the thirties but there was almost no wind and the sun was out.
This is a rare sight.
I turned onto the Trinity Trails to have a look at the river. Unfortunately there were long treacherous stretches of ice on the trail. I walked my bike for a while before I decided to turn around and head back to the road.
This is what I found when I first turned onto the trail.
Last night I took the unused Wald basket from my son's bike and installed it on mine. A front basket is one thing I have a hard time doing without. I leave my spare tubes and odds and ends in my trunk bag and keep my camera, wallet, phones, and anything of value in a canvas shoulder bag I carry in the basket. When I stop anywhere, the canvas bag goes with me while the trunk bag stays on the bike.
I like having my stuff within easy reach while I'm riding.
I've been using a pair of neoprene gloves when I ride in the cold. These gloves are not well suited for winter riding. They get wet and clammy. I'll try some cheap work gloves next trip.
That's all I've got. I hope everybody had a great Christmas.