The weather in Portland right now is crap. It’s been below freezing for a few days and now ice pellets are falling from the sky. And there’s been an awful east wind. Brr! Goes right through all my layers.
So today I thought I’d post some photos. These were all taken with my inexpensive cell phone. No great photography or anything, just snapshots of my days.
My new hat! Made by Rainy Peak Cyclery. The colors are off, the hat is navy blue in person. I love this hat because it’s super cute (the picture doesn’t do it justice), and when I put my helmet on over it, the sides come down and keep my ears nice and warm.
What you can see: my arm, one side of my mustache handlebars, the Main St. pedestrian overpass over I-205. What you can’t see: It’s 30F and windy. And there was traffic, I swear, just nothing caught in the frame of the photo.
This is the previously-mentioned Novara. Doesn’t the bike look sad? It’s so pathetic-looking. I need to call around for shops with steel-core tire levers. I’ve popped into a few shops that I’ve happened to pass, no luck yet. Have patience, little bicycle, soon you will be awesome.
Bicycling is not my only obsession–I also knit. While riding the commuter train to my parents’ house on Christmas, I discovered that my helmet works great for keeping my yarn from rolling away. (For my fellow yarn lovers: the yarn is Noro Kureyon, and I’m knitting that scarf everyone knits out of it.) It’s my “autopilot” knitting–something I can knit without paying much attention to it. You can’t read it in this shot, but the padding in the helmet is printed in green with “I love my brain!!” over and over.
I think Nutcase should advertise this as a feature. “Also holds balls of yarn!”