Thursday, April 12, 2007

April in 'Sconsin


Don't put away your parkas, kids! We got over 5 inches of snow yesterday, which was a record for April 11. I didn't ride, owing to a broken chain on the Moose and a sneaking suspicion that a fair number of drivers might have forgotten how to pilot their vehicles safely in the interval since our last snowfall. This followed an unusually cold fortnight of temperatures averaging 20f degrees below normal. I'm pretty sure the beets and turnips I planted near the end of march are dead. The peas are probably fine. Our Master Gardener class was cancelled last night.


And then there's the newest member of the fleet, my wife's new Electra Amsterdam. It's been a little too cold or snowy to ride it, but she really loves it and I think it'll get lots of use. I'm pretty sure it will get a Sturmey-Archer dynamo drum brake front hub installed in the front wheel pretty soon here. A brighter halogen light or maybe an Inoled will be in order too, along with a basket. It came with a good taillight though. I'll give it a little write-up and some better photos here in a bit.

5 comments:

nollij said...

Looking forward to reading the review of the Amsterdam.. I've been eyeing one in the window of a (somewhat) LBS: it's been sitting for a while, so maybe they'll cut me a deal: my wife wants to sell her current bike and get something more comfortable... the amsterdam is a contender, but she hasn't ridden it yet.

Gordy said...

Oh right, now that weather is warm and sunny, you're off planting green junk intended to make me sneeze and cycling everyplace and what not.

But you ain't telling us about it.

Dang Mauricio, it ain't April anymore and this ain't Paris anyhow.

derek said...

I'll be looking forward to this too. My wife has hinted several times that she would like to add this to her collection....

derek said...

It can't still be snowing over there... can it??

Tarik Saleh said...

Is it still april in sconsin?