Friday, March 16, 2007


Photo: Satellites don't lie (often). 11.2 MPH average this morning. Yuck.

No near fall-overs. About 14 minutes to get to the bus, and I almost missed my 6:30. The bus driver started driving off while I was riding up to it. I rode along side the bus for about 100 feet, trying to flag down the driver. Had he failed to stop, I would have just short-cut through the parking lot to the stoplight and got on there.

I'm digging the clipless pedals and my new kicks. One thing that's cheesing me off is the fact that it was right at freezing this morning (I knew it would be) but I couldn't find my balaclava last night or this morning. No clue where it went. I did something (kind of) bad and wore a thin stocking cap under my helmet to keep my ears warm, but my face suffered a bit. Why couldn't I have been riding earlier this week when it was 50-60 in the morning!?

Anyhow, it's official. I'm back on the bike. My Commute ratio has fallen from 2.8 or so, down to 1.55. Today will bring it up to 1.6. I'm going to stop worrying about the ratio for the time being, it'll just get me down. My spreadsheet will continue to track it, but I will sit here silently and watch while I try to get back back up to my goal of 3.0. My current goal will be to stay diligent through spring rain and storms to try to maintain no less than 4 bike days per week on a weekly basis (no riding 5 days one week, 3 the next.) The reason I post these goals and make my cycling log spreadsheet open to the public is so that I can be held accountable for it.

I don't care if you guys actually do hold me accountable, or even if you view my cycling log to check up on me. The fact that at any time someone COULD look at it is probably enough motivation to keep me on the straight and narrow.

It's good to be back! Now to get my legs used to moving again...

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