bike commuting, day one

I picked a great day to begin commuting regularly by bike. Here’s what I’m seeing on the radar as I drag my feet to suit up and push off:

it's always sunny in adrian

it's always sunny in Adrian

The forecast is as follows: “Showers this morning then scattered thunderstorms developing during the afternoon hours. High 73F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.” Ah, yes, positively lovely. I was hoping to photograph my route, but I guess that’s going to have wait until tomorrow.

Oh well, this is precisely what they make rain gear and fenders for, right? And it could be worse; I could have begun commuting in the winter months. In any event, no matter. I have been waiting for this day for some time, and I’m not only fully committed to using my bike for transportation, I’m down right excited about getting started. It’s been a long time since I’ve had to leave my house to go to work. To be sure, working from home can be a fantastic thing sometimes and in a variety of ways, but, among other things, it makes riding my bike something I have to schedule. While that will still be true for long rides, how tremendously cool is it going to be to start and end every work day on my bicycle as a matter of course? This is when the bike’s ability to clear one’s head really comes into play.

Meanwhile, in other news, in lieu of a proper events calendar, I’ve posted a simple, manually-updated text widget to the right. If you’re a local reader, come join a ride. And if you have a ride or some other bicycle-related event you want posted here, just let me know.

Daily Details for
Adrian, MI
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Today Thu, Jun 18 Fri, Jun 19 Sat, Jun 20 Sun, Jun 21 Mon, Jun 22 Tue, Jun 23 Wed, Jun 24 Thu, Jun 25 Fri, Jun 26
Hourly Forecast more details

9 am

65°F

Feels Like
65°F

12 pm

69°F

Feels Like
69°F

3 pm

73°F

Feels Like
73°F

6 pm

73°F

Feels Like
73°F

9 pm

68°F

Feels Like
68°F

12 am

62°F

Feels Like
62°F

Today Tonight

Scattered T-Storms
High
73°F

Precip
50%

Wind: NW 12 mph
Max. Humidity: 80%
UV Index: 6 High
Sunrise: 6:00 AM ET
Avg. High: 80°F
Record High: 98°F (1957)

Isolated T-Storms
Overnight Low
58°F

Precip
30%

Wind: NW 12 mph
Max. Humidity: 82%
Sunset: 9:14 PM ET
Avg. Low: 56°F
Record Low: 43°F (1980)
Last Updated Wednesday, Jun 17, 7:12 AM Eastern Daylight Time
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