A Nurse with a Gun

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Winter Warriors

The coldest I have ever been was at Great Lakes Recruit Training Center, on Lake Michigan. The wind from across those waters and ice slices through you in December and January like none other. I look at this photo of bike commuters on the shore of Lake Michigan and I just have to be glad I'm enjoying the balmy gulf breezes of Louisiana.

Hat tip to Bike Commuters.

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Anonymous Connor said...

You should talk to the people that SWIM in them lakes! IMHO, they should be committed...

3:11 PM  
Blogger Brambor said...

nice picture. Did you take it?

7:38 PM  
Blogger Mattexian said...

I'm in Beaumont, on the other side of the Sabine River from you, and on the morning last month when we got snow, I was on a break at work and saw a poor, deranged soul riding his bike along the service road that morning, with snow all around.

10:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't remember it being much warmer in August!

9:29 AM  
Blogger Greg Summers - ArmsVault said...

Enjoy the blog! I grew up in this area... I sure don't miss that cold!!

- Greg

12:26 PM  
Blogger stbaguley said...

Yeah those are my home waters and sometimes, well sometimes the water gets HARD. The tradeoff is that it kills off the crawly bitey critters that made my dog afraid to go out in the yard for awhile after we moved to Texas. Not so good for bikes, but not impossible for the really dedicated (I do not count myself among them). X country skiing can give you as good a workout as your bike ever did though. Just have to get them to stop plowing away the snow and we'd be set! Wool sweaters and good to go.

1:59 PM  
Anonymous Billy Budd said...

I was at RTC a few years ago for my sons graduation in late November, I am from AZ and the place was brutal........

3:42 PM  
Anonymous Will B said...

I hear you Xavier. I was in Division 919 out of Great Lakes. One... Chicago... Two Chicago...

There was nothing worse than getting the midnight sidewalk snow shoveling "watch". February was cold!

I do enjoy living in Houston, but from time to time I do miss the cold.

10:02 AM  

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