BRRRRR! The October warm-up is over and real Chicago fall has arrived with morning and evening temps in the 30′s F, which is basically as cold as winter in my native North Carolina. This is my 6th fall in Chicago, but the reality of the first chill still surprises me.
Yesterday I wore a wool dress, tights, and my new Chloe trench from Paris (love!) for my entire bike commute. I thought I would get overheated, but nope.
The street lights were on by 5:30 p.m.
I felt kinda like a baby, complaining of my frozen fingers and toes when I arrived home, but even Ted the Cat, with his massive fur coat, has taken to snuggling under blankets.
So here’s to staying warm with the start of cold weather bicycling in Chicago!
Reader Sila from Jakarta sent this picture of her neighbor’s cat, Lukpi, who popped over one evening to read Let’s Go Ride a Bike with her.
We're big with the Indonesian cat crowd
It reminds me of what I told my mom when she asked me what Dottie and I talked about enough to email several times a day. “I don’t know . . . books, politics, bikes, feminism, cats—the important things in life.” A quickreview ofourarchivesrevealsthat all of these things (especially the cats!) have popped on our blog, so maybe it’s not so surprising that the site has become popular with members of the feline persuasion.
If anyone else has caught their cat reading LGRAB, consider this an official call for submissions. And hey, if we get more than five over the course of this week, we might have to consider it a contest and offer a prize. Liven up our workdays — email those pics.