Bundle up … or, I suffer a bout of eco-anxiety

9:32 p.m.

I’m sitting here in the warm comfort of a climate-controlled building (thanks to the Columbia River raging through The Dalles dam, chopping up little baby salmon), and I see via the Internet (also thanks to the Columbia River raging through The Dalles dam, chopping up little baby salmon) that it is now below freezing outside. Brrr.

Going online to check the current weather outside is like sending an e-mail to the guy in the cubical 10 feet away. Is this is what they mean when they say the Internet is disconnecting us from reality?

Wow. I feel bad. Excuse me a second.

9:37 p.m.

OK, I’m back. Not wanting to be utterly lazy, I got up and went outside. I can confirm that the Internet is correct. It feels a little colder than usual out.

Did you know it might be in the low 20s by morning? So if you are riding somewhere tomorrow, “bundle up.”

And if you just moved here from, say, Maui or Zihuatanejo, and you don’t what it means to “bundle up,” take a look at this furry little creature, a fine example, also known as today’s Notable Bike of the Week:

Fur, people, fur. But not real fur. No.

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5 thoughts on “Bundle up … or, I suffer a bout of eco-anxiety

  1. My most recent cold-snap discovery: a cheap pair of Thinsulate™ mitts over your favorite cycling gloves (that don’t actually keep your hands warm below 40 degrees), converts them into Arctic Circle worthy hand coverings.

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