Top reasons I don't want snow this winter:
- Shoveling. First winter I've had a driveway that I'm actually responsible for.
- The snow boots I bought two years ago hurt my feet.
-I'm getting ice skates for Christmas (surprise!). There are several ponds in my neighborhood that look like they might freeze over. Snow would ruin that. Size - Juniors 5 1/2. Realized next year I can join an over 30 league. Watch out old guys, here I come.
-I continue to procrastinate my purchasing of an automobile. It's one thing to ride your bike in the cold...
Speaking of which, two weekends ago, to avoid a car/train schedule conflict, I biked from my home in Walpole to my job on Soldier's Field Road in Boston (and yes, there are showering facilities that I took full advantage of). "Wow," said my co-workers. "You rode all that way. It's about 19 miles, or the equivalent of 5-6 miles running. The real "wow" is that it took me an hour-and-a-half (it's a single gear bike, cut me some slack), the same time it takes if I take the train to work.