Homeward bound

I left Altrincham about 15:15 on Friday.  It would have been sooner but it took at least 15 minutes to put all my layers and biking gear on.  Cold and dry (I wonder whatever happened to her?).  An hour and a half later my fingers and toes were complaining as I pass Brum, and then I hit the snow.

There are lots of types of snow.  The English have 20 words for snow.  18 of them are swear words.  This snow was the *(&^(*** type.  Wet, icy gobs of snow that coated my visor, forcing me to wipe it every 5 – 10 seconds.  2 or 3 miles later there was a service station.  I parked by the window of the cafe so that I could stand guard over the case strapped on the pillion seat and had an over-priced hot chocolate in the warm. 

By the time I had finished it the snow had turned to drizzle and my extremeties had thawed sufficiently to start really complaining about the cold.

Got home 19:45.  4 1/2 hours of misery and cold.  Damn, I love biking.


About snodlander
Snodlander is the nom de plume of Bob Simms. He is an IT trainer, but it's not as glamourous as it sounds. When he's not enthralling classes with adventures through SQL Server, he writes, draws and drinks his own home-brew. Buy his novel on Amazon Kindle at The Young Demon Keeper, It's 74p, for crying out loud!

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