I saved $3.35 in gas alone by riding my bicycle to and from work yesterday. Plus, I got an hour and 10 minutes of exercise that only cost me 20 minutes. I would have been sitting in my car for 50 minutes had I driven. I had a really good time because riding a bike is fun. When's the last time you had a good time on your trip to the office? If you ever want your ear talked off, call me and ask about commuting. It's one of the best forms of cycling.
Cooler weather and phenomenal views make this time of year the BEST to ride. Don't be turned off by a little transitional weather. During this season, some days call for your standard fare of cycling clothes, ie. shorts, jersey, etc. Other days might call for a bit of layering.
Keep a light weight cycling vest, some arm and leg warmers and a pair of long finger gloves handy. You'll be happy with temps down into the low 50's. Add a few more key pieces, and you'll be riding in comfort below freezing too. Swing by and we can talk about riding more as the temps continue to slide.
An excellent customer brings his bike to SPIN at a minimum of once a year for general maintenance, then as often as necessary to fix or replace whatever has worn out in between services. Here's a fantastic picture of his bottle cage. The entire surface of the cage has been machined or ground off from literally thousands of uses and tens of thousands of miles of vibration and gentle constant wear. So, how is the wear good? The wear is an indication of enormous amounts of time riding, reflecting, exercising and stress relieving. Beautiful.
Raining earlier this morning... On my way out of the neighborhood on my recumbent trike on wet pavement, I noticed a light mist. I stopped to get my glasses and noticed the mist was gone. It wasn't raining a drop anymore. My tires were throwing up a light mist of worm guts, dirt and other choice ingredients, directly into my face. I think it's time for front fenders.
We've been a single car family all spring and summer. The Catrike has been a huge contributing factor. I've been splitting my commuting miles about 50/50 on my red Catrike Expedition and my road bike. The road bike is about 5 minutes faster over my 10 mile commute, but the Catrike is decidedly more fun. I'm approaching 1300 miles this season from commuting alone. If you ever have any questions about commuting, from equipment to route planning to traffic strategy, please feel free to visit and bend my ear. I love to talk about the commute. In my opinion, riding to work is one of the best ways to stack miles on your bike... or trike.