oh right, my gear!!

-polo x-67s because i only have one pair of shoes i bike in; thick wool hiking socks; knee-high waterproof gaiters
-wool thermal tights, work jeans
-wool thermal shirt, t-shirt, hoodie (sometimes a nice technical hoodie, but lately a shitty cotton one)
-down jacket, hard shell
-wool scarf, helmet, orange ski goggles
-glove liners, 3-finger mittens, bar mitts

stay cozy,

wow it's -4C out and i'm excited to ride home because it's *so warm*

winter. i put on fresh brake pads about two weeks ago, and i'm almost down to the metal already ;_;

4F/-16C is pretty cold for biking D: my goggles frosted over pretty much instantly, and also my snot. a lot of cars were really impatient with me during my commute!!! sorry, cars, i can't safely go any faster than this, please be kind ;_;

i don't understand the physics well enough to know why this works, but every winter i am equally startled that i can bike through snow like this πŸ§‘πŸš΄β€β™‚οΈβ›„

winter biking is possible! bundle up and get knobbly tires and take it slow, i believe in you!

"Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Plan on difficult
travel conditions. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches
and ice accumulations of up to two tenths of an inch are


i only planned to spend 20m on a tire swap, but it's a balmy 60F out before a long winter storm is due to settle in, so i took a few hours overhauling a bunch of stuff i've put off on colder days. back on my old knobblies, tuned brakes and replaced worn pads, adjusted headset, cleaned the chain, etc. gotta get ready for !


β™ŽοΈ πŸ˜† πŸ‘Ž 2️⃣ 🚣

1 to 3 inches of snow forecast for tomorrow i sure hope I get paired with someone for shoveling!!!

signed up to do volunteer snow shoveling for disabled/elderly in my neighborhood! i love shoveling but our landlord does our property so i gotta burn off this shoveling energy somehow πŸ’ͺβ˜ƒοΈ

i'm in a reflective mood, so here are two pieces of writing from the past year that i still stand by and feel good that i got them out:

spray.no-leverage.com/highball about fear and rock climbing
spray.no-leverage.com/today-20 about how i've felt existing in the current social/political environment (includes references to current events and stress responses)

they were both extremely raw pieces for me to write at the time.


Pondering starting #GetOnOurLawn for people to share ideas and requests for making the fediverse a nicer place for newbies to hang out in. :thinkhappy:​

My first idea is:

Don't go into a stranger's mentions to trash anything, especially if it's unrelated to what they said in the post you're replying to. So like, if someone says "ooo Mastodon is so nice!" DO NOT reply like, "Twitter is a wanky trashfire, amirite?"

by that i mean i have to be awake in five hours ti catch a bus to the airport goodnight

slamdance is out of candy i need to take it home to find more!!!!

(there is no ingame mechanic to enforce this, it's entirely on me, i am just a Sentimental Fool)

my lapras came from an egg i picked up while visiting my parents in hawaii but i hatched it on the mainland so i always get a little sentimental when i go back because i can walk my lapras and show it its homeland and augh this is just an integer in a silly phone game why do i care so much ;_;

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