Every day I learn something. Not always something new, but something. Today I learned–again–that when I ride the bus/Metro, I don’t get that hot-chisel-hammered-into-my-eyebrows feeling that riding my bike in 20 degree weather gives me.
Yeah, I don’t know how it is that such cold can feel so hot, and I don’t particularly care either…just make it stop, make it stop, make it stop, make it stop.
And yes, I’ve tried pulling my skullcap lower and pushing my sunglasses up. Dude, there’s just going to be some bare skin there, and it’s going to hurt. Until it goes numb.
I also learned that it’s far easier to read books on my iPhone while sitting on a (too) warm bus than while pedaling at 100 rpm while seated, if you can call it that, on a saddle that could be mistaken for a bird perch.
Then again, on the bus/Metro, I didn’t get to see the sun rising over the rivers, the geese winging overhead, sweeping left and right as they form and re-form their echelons and V formation.