We had our first dusting of snow a couple of days ago and the weather is dipping below zero almost daily. I am walking to work less and less. I'm pretty sure that when I injured my calf muscle playing basketball a few weeks ago, I tore it a bit. After our big comeback win almost three weeks ago, we had a week off. The following week, although I had really tried to warm up my calves a lot, I still felt worsening pain throughout the game. I didn't play very well and we lost quite badly. I have decided I will take at least one week off to try to heal a bit. My whole lower leg gets swollen by the end of the day, so I may have to go see the doctor or physio.
I got caught without winter tires this week (even though there was only about 1 cm of snow on the ground and it would have been fine to drive on summers) so I swapped over to the winters one evening in the garage, after the kids were asleep.
I think that people will be putting away their sports and classic cars this week, as it's only a matter of time before we get some real winter weather.
There are still a few cool cars on the road, and a surprising number of motorbikes too. The other day, I even saw a Mini Roadster with the top down when it was below zero the other day. I love when people use their cars as they were meant to be, for as long as possible before winter.
|Cool and rare 500E|
|The RX8 looks so nice with these wheels|
|It's still warm enough to play in the park|
|Oscar looks ready to start walking at any time now|
|Surprise Ferrari 456 spot in late November|
|The 993 is not my favourite generation of 911, but it's still a nice car and I like its small size.|
|I am not excited about Mercedes' latest coupe designs. I prefer the clean lines of previous generations, like this one.|
|... or even this one, a decade older.|
|What is it about these Jaguars that I find so appealing? This is a Vanden Plas edition. I wonder how they are to drive?|
I came across this fantastic video about the 1965 Targa Florio road race in Sicily. What an adventure it must have been to race in this type of event.