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:
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.