We do not get much snow over here in the UK. A few places like the North of the country and Scotland may get a few days when the roads are impassable for vehicles but a thaw sets in to get rid of most of the stuff or the snow ploughs get out and clear the major routes.
So why is it that as we have a cold spell hit the UK-the first one of the year- the news is filled with terrific snowfall in the country? Seems that the slightest bit of the white stuff and it is a major disaster. They have had enough snow in the wilds of Scotland to get the Ski Season under way early but that is why the Ski resorts are where they are. But just because overnight there has been a couple of inches of snow in the countryside in places I have never heard of does not mean that we have a major disaster about to happen. OK- The mums may have a few accidents in their 4x4's taking the kids to school but that does not mean that the authorities have fallen down once again and failed to keep the Roads open so that their kids have to get cold and miserable by using their legs for the purpose they were intended for and walk the 1/2 mile to school.
Rant over but can see a lot more "Snow" news coming up as we are in a cold spell right now. Won't go into the number of times I had to drive 20 miles to get home in over a foot of snow and ice covered roads just to make certain that I did not have to fork out for a hotel for the night.
Can't say I am looking forward to this winter as my foul weather tolerance has gone. 25F this morning and no snow but plenty of frost and Ice on the roads. It won't get above freezing till early afternoon and by then Rain is expected. The temps aren't due to rise much over the next few days so I have had to resort to bringing bikes indoors to check and adjust a few things on it. Have a new set of stickers to go on them and I will be setting these bikes up for the early training rides just after Christmas when the weather should be better. At least I know the crank and chains won't need any looking at so providing all goes right-I can get both finished by this afternoon.
Wonder how long it will be before I have to Hide the tool box before Oakley needs to repair his bike?