……where did the path go?
The snow is melting fast in Edmonton and leaving behind creeks and ponds of meltwater to cover the urban landscape. I’ve been riding through it for a few days now and this might be my least favourite part of cycling through the winter. A soggy commute home is followed by morning icefields after the temperature drops overnight. My powertrain has been freezing up each night and was so bad Saturday morning that I had to bring the bike into the house and thaw the chain with a hairdryer. I guess I’ll have to bring it into the house overnight for the next while. I was chatting with a fellow at the farmer’s market yesterday who was riding a Trek Soho with an internally geared hub and belt drive. That seems like a pretty good idea right about now.