Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Photo courtesy of Angela Thuringer
TO: THOSE OF YOU WHO COMMUTE BY BIKE TO: THE STORE, THE BAR, A FRIEND'S HOUSE...
FROM: Fort Wayne Bike Commuter
RE: The Season
As the weather changes (Like two days ago! Wasn't it 90 some odd degrees the other day?) the inevitable question arises in everyone's head. "I don't know how much longer I'm going to ride this year, it's getting cold." To this question I have an answer. Well, not really an answer but more of a suggestion.
You can do it.
1. Get a good long sleeve shirt. I like to use the "technical fabric". Actually I use long sleeve running shirts that I get from doing races. You know the petroleum based garments. They work great and if you don't want to run a race to get one you could always go buy one.
2. If you start off cold that is good. Regulate your temperature with your pace. If you are cold, pedal faster and change gears. I get to work so much faster when it's cool.
3. Set a goal like, "I am going to ride until December 1st." It is always nice to challenge yourself.