Wednesday, September 29, 2010

MEMORANDUM


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.
Toughen up!
You can do it.
Here's how:
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.

4 comments:

Jugomugo said...

I've found the only weather that keeps me from riding to work is driving rain. Especially in the summer when it's super hot. I don't care if it rains on my way home, but I don't do the whole change clothes when I get to work thing, so I'd rather not be soaked all day.

I think the coldest I rode last winter was about -16F with the wind chill. Wasn't even that bad with the right gear on.

Michael Mabee said...

Is this directed at me?

fwbikecommuter said...

Jugomugo,
Encouraging words. Thank you for that. I do the whole change at work thing even though I agree with you, driving rain is the worst.
Hope that you are well.
FWBC

fwbikecommuter said...

Michael,
As a matter of fact......I wasn't directing that at anyone in particular, it was more everyone in general.
Thanks for reading.
FWBC