Lots of snow in Powys.
Last Thursday i had my usual 22mile ride on my old faithful hack bike, back home for a quick bath, get into some warm clothes, eat a quick a snack, then into town to the LBS to pick up my brand new Trek Domane, and carefully taken home in back of car, first ride booked for next day...
However the following day we had a huge dump of snow, and since [last Friday] i've been grounded at home due to local roads remaining far too icy, slushy, snowy and generally far to yuk for any silly suicide cycling antics. Meanwhile my brand new Trek remains in the hanger still awaiting it's first taxying down the runway and flight around my 22 mile corse ride.
So instead of cycling, for the past few sub-zero days i've channelled my unused energy into snow shovelling the gradient part of our col-de-sac road, and applying a wheelbarrow load [or three] of grid for good measure, this has worked very well. Some of my neighbours are thankful, but i think some feel guilty for not bothering to join the one person snow shovel party and probably think i'm a bit daft shovelling snow about on my lonesome. But the road is cleared and neighbours here can come and go in their cars without sliding about or getting stuck in the slippery stuff.
Today [Tuesday] i had an email from Royal Mail; notification for delivery [it's the mudguards for the new bike]
and i'm really looking forward to fitting them today. While looking out for the postman, and admiring the tarmac of my squeaky clean col-de-sac i get another email notification from Royal Snail; "unable to deliver your item" ...it went on to say something about my address being inaccessible! [although i see lots of cars/vans coming and going without any difficulty] It also goes on to say i need to apply a request to have a delivery attempted again on another day!
This makes me mad. I know where i'd like to stick my snow shovel
Anyway, not to worry, the new bike looks very nice in the lounge