Monday, December 1, 2008

Winter (kind of) weather update

Well, I continue to bike to work.
My bike commute has been transformed into more of a labor of love.
I don't get there as fast though mainly because:
1. The roads have been a little slick of late as you might have noticed
2. It seems as though that it is always windy and that it is always in my face!
3. Cars have less patience for me because I am traveling at a slower rate of speed.
4. Everyone seems to think that to get your leaves collected, that they have to be piled in the street.
Hazardous is the word that comes to mind.
So, I have resorted to going the back roads and cutting through the neighborhoods.
Surprisingly, this has solved most of my problems!

My advice to all three of you out there is to not be afraid to ride in the winter, you just have to ride differently.
Stay safe.

2 comments:

Eric said...

I am still out there as well. I have had no problems thus far. Being cold goes away after about five minutes and the snow and ice has been easy to ride. I am definitely allowing myself more time on trips but find the snow riding kind of fun.

fwbikecommuter said...

Eric,
Glad to hear it!
Keep it up man.
Glad to hear that you are having a good time with it.
My problem of late isn't the cold, it's finding the right amount of clothes so i don't get hot!
Take care out there.
PJ