Surviving the winter from HELL

  • roadbikeRob

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    Feb 17, 2014 7:21 PM GMT
    Nivek said
    roadbikeRob said
    Nivek saidThere's no such thing as a bad winter, only a bad attitude.

    Life is what you make of it.

    I dress warm and use snow tires. My only regret is that it has been colder than I like for doing winter sports, but I still take walks a few times a day. Love the way the city looks covered in white.
    After awhile it gets impossible to keep a good attitude when the weather is always lousy with frigid temps., high winds, and endless snow. It has been a bad winter this year and I am ready for it to end. Now when the thaw does hit, we will see how many roads and highways will be in one piece, most likely not very many because potholes are already a serious problem.
    Challenge is a given. Misery is a choice.

    When you shovel snow look at it as a lucky chance to get some exercise, not a drudgery. How many times have you been sledding this winter? Snow shoeing? Cross country skiing? Ice skating? Hiking? Or would you rather just think about potholes?
    After awhile, shoveling snow becomes a real drudgery. Lower back pain results after shoveling this frozen white shit. I have better, more enjoyable ways of keeping fit like running and cycling. Snowshoes and cross country skis are too expensive for my strained finances. I am ready for some warmer temps.
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    Feb 18, 2014 3:44 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidAfter awhile, shoveling snow becomes a real drudgery. Lower back pain results after shoveling this frozen white shit. I have better, more enjoyable ways of keeping fit like running and cycling. Snowshoes and cross country skis are too expensive for my strained finances. I am ready for some warmer temps.
    You get back pain because you have bad posture and have chosen to not rise to the challenges of the snow and your back. Snow shoes are not expensive. Hiking is not expensive. Snow is not shit. It is beautiful. It reminds us of the awesome power of nature compared to our puny inisgnificant selves. You have chosen to be miserable. You have chosen to complain. You have chosen to embrace your darker side. You have chosen to sour in cynicism instead of embracing a healthy sense of awe.