Archive for March, 2006

Finish Line

Sunday, March 26th, 2006

photo by Tracy Mayer
26 March, 2006
Weather: Sunny and … What the hell am I doing at my computer?
Well, I suppose it’s time to wrap this thing up. It’s quarter-to-seven on a Sunday morning, and I want to be done with this thing by afternoon, when it is supposed to be sunny […]

The End is Nigh…

Friday, March 24th, 2006

24 March, 2006 Weather: Cloudy and 31°F (-1°C).
So much has happened in the past week. We saw the calander end of Winter come and go on Monday. We wrapped up the Minnesota Winter Scooter Commuter project in the media on Tuesday. I was delirious with insomnia on Wednesday, and completely silent on Thursday.
This morning, after […]


Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

22 March, 2006 Weather: Sunny again, snow melting, Spring is in the air.
I slept in this morning. After the last couple of days, I really needed to catch up on my sleep. By the time the Baron and I hit the road, the sun was up over the horizon, and we cast a long shadow on […]


Tuesday, March 21st, 2006

21 March, 2006 Weather: Sunny and just above freezing. Snow is melting.
The Baron and I got an early start this morning. After a sleepless night, I slammed down three cups of strong coffee and we hit the road at five a.m.
We had a date with WCCO-TV, to wrap-up the Minnesota Winter Scooter Commuter story for local […]

Spring is Here, and We Have a Winner!

Monday, March 20th, 2006

20 March, 2006 Weather: Cloudy and un-Springlike, 36°F/ 2°C
It was so nice to get back on the scooter after driving the cage last Thursday and Friday. My knee feels about 90% now and my legs don’t hurt anymore.
The break was good for the Baron as well, I think. He started right up and idled fast, […]

Last Call: Name My Blog Contest

Friday, March 17th, 2006

St. Patrick’s Day, 2006 Weather: Mild Winter Conditions, above freezing.
Well, we’re almost there. Monday will be the last day of calendar Winter.
Please notice that I capitalized the word Winter. I have been struggling with that all season long. I’ve seen it done both ways, but I seem to remember being taught in grade […]

Lessons Learned…

Thursday, March 16th, 2006

16 March, 2006 Weather: Snow all morning, mild afternoon.
Well, I didn’t need a briefing to see that there were six inches of snow on my front steps this morning. Opening the screen door, I stuck a yardstick into the snow, and I knew right away that I would be driving today.
My neighborhood […]

Baron Battered, But Unbeaten

Wednesday, March 15th, 2006

15 March, 2006 Weather: Mild winter conditions, horrible roads.
I would really like to know what Public Works was doing on Monday night, into Tuesday morning. None of the sidestreets that I ride received any attention. These roads still had ridges and ruts of solid ice, frozen from the slush left on the streets overnight. Road conditions […]

Old Man Winter’s Revenge

Monday, March 13th, 2006

13 March, 2006 Weather: Blizzard Conditions, 32°F/0°C Wind Gusting 40mph
If I had it to do all over again, I would have driven the cage this morning. Better yet, maybe I should have just stayed home.
March often brings Minnesota some of it’s most, um… interesting weather of the Winter season. Though […]

Fun in the Sun?

Friday, March 10th, 2006

10 March, 2006 Weather: Springtime, partly cloudy
It felt so good to ride without the whole freaking spacesuit for a change. I left the rain pants and heated vest at home yesterday, and the Darien jacket kept me warm without electrical assistance. We passed the Red KLR guy on East River Road again, and waved, again… this […]