Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Long Shadows

Took a little break from blogging. Think I needed it after the trip! Took a short trip to Wisconsin to see my family for Thanksgiving.

Over the last couple weeks, the weather has been unseasonably warm. Really great bicycle riding for later November/early December. Sunday it was about 60 and filtered sunshine - the bicycle trails around Council Bluffs were very busy.

In just over 2 weeks we will have the shortest day of the year. With the sun so low in the sky, the shadows are long even in the early afternoon. In a 2 hour ride you can start out comfortable with long sleeve base layer and jersey with a light jacket. The sun starts warm you and need to shed a layer. And quickly, you are quickly donning the jacket again.

But a cheap price for mid 50 degree days in December. Soon the temperatures drop as the sun starts on its arc back up toward the equator. For now, we just enjoy the warm weather riding our bikes.

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