portland weather, snow biking

The kale, er, “snowpocalypse” a few days in.

Hot cocoa with bourbon after shoveling: It is nice being an adult! Yes, folks, you heard the news: It has snowed in Portland. But our fair city was ready, as shoppers cleaned the supermarkets of kale on Friday. I actually was shopping on that tragic day, and did bear witness to the eviscerated dairy case… Continue reading The kale, er, “snowpocalypse” a few days in.

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portland weather, rough stuff

Rain Cape Season

It's January, and it's the rainy season. The last week has been pretty wet, though there have been some fairly dry days thrown in. Of course, the days I ended up riding were the wet ones, not the dry ones! My typical way of dealing with rain is layers of wool. A good thick wool… Continue reading Rain Cape Season

portland weather, schwinn heavy duti, steptember

But the summer lingereth. (Plus a Heavy Duti update.)

Oh, Northwest weather, you got all contrary again. The autumnal equinox hit, and what do you do? Give us summer like weather, dry and highs in the 80's F. Okay, fine. As long as it doesn't come with all that haze and smoke, I think I can survive. 😉 But no, weather like this is… Continue reading But the summer lingereth. (Plus a Heavy Duti update.)

portland weather

The unexpected late season snow

Portland's snows are usually not big, and not frequent. We had snow around Christmas that lingered for a couple days. Since then, we hadn't seen snow, and temps got pretty mild, even scraping 60F/16C. But this last week, it got cold, and the unlikely happened: it snowed again. In the past seventeen years here, the… Continue reading The unexpected late season snow

portland weather

The thaw occurs.

It was bound to happen. Portland can't stay that cold that long (usually). The much promised thaw began to happen, despite the snow's best efforts to stick around until May. It started with whimper on Tuesday. It started to rain (some areas got freezing rain) but the temp was in the mid-to-upper 30's. There was… Continue reading The thaw occurs.