On Friday, after riding city streets all week, the beauty and safety of the Lakefront Trail won me over. Light snow fluttered in the morning, but changed to freezing rain by the evening. Again the temperature was 30-something and my new thrifted wool cardigan kept me warm enough.
Major development: ice is starting to encroach on the path. Water laps up from the lake and then freezes. This is nothing compared to how it will look in a month. Soon this entire stretch of path directly next to the lake will be covered.
Once I got back to civilization, I stopped to trade my hat for a helmet. Oma pulled over outside Prada, across the street from Hermes. Typical. She’s really more of a Chanel girl, but that store is around the corner. I’ve never actually been inside these stores; I would feel too much like Vivian from Pretty Woman. All my designer duds are purchased the classy way: at thrift stores, outlets and eBay.
I bought this Soma Morning Rush set from Copenhagen Cyclery. It was pricey at $40, but I could not resist having my morning brew with me for the cold winter. All I need now is a heated saddle and iPod docking station.