Friday, October 30, 2020

Coffeeneuring Ride 3, Snow day!

I guess since our last snowfall was just six months ago in mid-April, (late for New England), receiving four inches of snow today, in October, shouldn't be a surprise. The craziness of 2020 just keeps rolling along.

After two days of solid rain, I was actually excited to see the snow today, and took a break from some house projects to go for a ride. Bundled up, (not very well, I might add), I headed over to the Forest River Conservation Area for a few loops through the woods. The snow was coming down pretty steadily, and I enjoyed a peaceful and fun ride. (Unfortunately, I didn't wear the right gloves for the cold. Rookie mistake.)

A week ago I learned that the MRI on my knee is showing more damage than I anticipated -- a complex tear of the medial meniscus and cartilage wear. I'm contemplating surgery to clean up the damage, but in the meantime, a shot of cortisone has helped tremendously. 

My coffeeneuring stop today was at The Baker's Daughter Diner -- a vegetarian diner new to town. I picked up a coffee-to-go, as dine-in service during Covid isn't an option. (I also picked up an apple strudel to go as well, and shared at home.) It has to be extraordinarily difficult to open a new business during the on-going pandemic. It looks like a great little place and I hope it does well.

Control Card Notes: 
Ride Number: 3
Date: 10/30/20
Mileage (total): 5
Location Name: The Baker's Daughter Diner (Coffee to go) 
Address:  646 Humphrey Street, Swampscott, Massachusetts 
Drink: Large coffee with cream, and an apple strudel 
Ride note: Snow! Very early for New England, and a lot of it too! The early morning flurries didn't stick, but it was cold enough to start accumulating after an hour. Note to self: Dig out winter riding gear.