Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Chicago Snowpocalypse 2011

Chicago has experienced some greater than average snow fall in the last 24 hours (about 2 FT), and the entire city has been hibernating.  My office was closed and I had the luxury of working from home today.  That said, there were still a few cyclists on major roads, but most of the side streets were impassable.

Check out the people cross-country skiing down the street in my neighborhood! 


  1. Hey! Portland copyrighted Snopocyalypse back in '08! No fair! ;-)

    Definitely looks like a day for XCountry Skiing. Hopefully the bike lanes will magically melt in the next few days...

  2. I should have stuck with Snowapalooza since that is a Chicago only festival now ;) My friend had some pretty great snow snow"isms" like: Snowtorious B.I.G. and snow problem (just to name a few).

    Anyone else got some good ones??

  3. Poor bike it's stuck in snow. :( The people who were cross-country skiing down the street in your neighborhood seems to be having so much fun!

  4. snowgasbord
    No"more"easter (as variant on "Noreaster)
    Ragnarok (this last one was applied when last night's snowstorm in Boston was accompanied with thunder and lightning)

  5. We like Blizzaster. There were so many snowed in bikes in our neighborhood. I think they are much easier to shovel out than the cars.

  6. I like Snowtorious B.I.G, but I think Blizzaster gets my vote!

  7. I like "Blizzaster" - that's a new one!