Blizzard

Entry 39

10/05/2010

I was up on schedule this morning and on the road by 06.00. I was planning on putting in a big day to Walden, about 100 miles away, but the weather wasn’t co-operative. Despite this morning being mainly downhill, it took me five hours to go 40 miles to Kremmling due to the wind. It was being funneled up the valley, with gusts of around 60mph – there were times when I was close to being blown off the road.

Throughout the morning storm clouds had been building on the horizon with increasing menace. I had just reached the outskirts of Kremmling when a police car pulled up to me and the officer inside ‘strongly advised’ me to get inside. Sure enough as soon as I was ensconced inside a cafe it began to snow, which was whipped into a blizzard by the wind. I decided to call it a day at that stage, and checked into a motel.

I have spent the rest of the day letting the weather pass, and enjoying being warm – by the time I stopped I was like a human icicle! There are 4 feet of snow forcast overnight, so I don’t know if I’ll be able to get out tomorrow – but the weather channel has been wrong before! It’s annoying to be stopped by bad weather, but I’ve had good weather so far – so I can’t complain.

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5 thoughts on “Blizzard

  1. You are absolutely right to be philosophical about the weather. You have been so lucky so far, just enjoy the rest if there is 4ft of snow and build a snowman! ly mum x

  2. Ed, Great decision to hole up and bunker down til the weather brightens.You are making all the right calls well done. We are off this morning to Devon With Peter and Mary so will be out of touch for a few days but will catch up on you Friday.Keep blasting away but stay safe. Love you GMa GPa x

  3. Hey Ed,
    Having read through most of your blogs I can honestly say you are an inspiration and I genuinely mean that! The blizzards you are talking about in your latest blog sound mental ha but although you are not moving I’m sure it is one pretty awesome spectacle. It would have been awesome to get over to America at the same time as you but unfortunately it can’t happen, so instead have booked to go over in September again. I have my first exam tomorrow AHHHHHH! It should be fine but hey! Anyway rather than hold you up any further with you expedition by writing a mini essay I say bye for now but will look forward to reading your next blog and I am sure you will hear from me again.
    John

  4. Ed,

    Cycling in the snow seems too much like hard work, stay in the warmth and get some beers down your neck !

    Is this normal weather for this time of year?

    Joe

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