Yesterday, southern England experienced about 1cm of snow. For overseas readers, that’s about half an inch. By 9am, it had all melted. By 2pm, it was still causing chaos on the trains and by 11pm when I was coming home from work, it was still causing chaos on the trains. Imagine the same scenario in Canada, where 1cm of snow is considered “summer”.
Last night, when I returned to my bike, I found ice on the saddle – easy enough to deal with – but, worse luck, my bike lock had frozen shut. It took me a good 5 mins of wrestling with the Abus to try and get the key in & out, all the while being observed by smug commuters in big woolly coats, getting into their heated BMWs. Yes, car drivers, you win this round.