25f and light snow going in this morning with a tailwind for a change. Very enjoyable with traffic on the light side. Trip home was 33 with a freezing rain and drizzle with fairly heavy traffic. Considering the weather not too bad. Today was the first day with the snow tires, schwalbe marathon winters 700 x 35. Slowed my avg. speed by 1-2 mph and a noticable difference in acceleration from traffic lights. But very relaxed with no real concern with sliding.
The part that completely froze is the front of my thighs and my left buttock.
Part of me wants to print this out and give it to anyone who "shoals" me when I pass them back (if I pass them back).
Today was warm ...ish wind was blowing at 15 mph . Rode around 12 miles to the local library ... It was nice
Pretty warm today, well above freezing. Looking forward to the end of January when there are still traces of daylight when I leave the office.
Great full moon early morning mid December bike ride. Cold, clear, and a blazing full moon.
^^ Agree with Edzilla.
I didn't get to ride monday or tuesday and kept thinking how much I wanted to be riding with the bright mornings we've had lately.
It was 30ish and windy here, but a really cool ride with the full moon. That being said, I shaved about 5 minutes off of my commute and felt like dying when I walked into work.
The moon yes...even in a cityscape the bright morning moon is making a difference. Nice ride in, wet streets with some ice on cars from the overnight freeze.
Swapped bikes today and forgot the keys to my office. Fortunately I carry a spare key to my bike lock on my pocket, so I was able to lock up. Waiting for someone to show up at work with keys to the storage room where I keep my clothes, towel and bath supplies. I've been lucky with the weather so far in December and have missed only one commute day so far. If I can keep it up, I should top my goal of 5,000 commuting miles this year.
In my case it's the other way around, the weather forced me to skip 5 commute days so far in december so I'm already 110 kms short of my annual goal of 10 000 kms total (not just commuting) With the forecast I'll probably have to skip few more days.
I'll try again next year.
It didn't start well. My bike helmet headlight/flasher died on me (with a full charge) and I no sooner get out of the driveway and my rear tire was almost flat. Hmmm... I hope my day gets better. :(
So if you live in an area where your car won't cold start easily, figure your lights will likewise suffer.
Temp. was 58 Deg.F when I left the house, so no problems and no issues with motorists equals an excellent commute this morning.
Should be in the 70's by the time I ride home.
Rick / OCRR
Last two days have seen both my main bike and backup bike break. So my commutes have been bad. Hopefully I can find my chain repair tool and a spare link or three and get the backup running again at least.
Last nights commute home was great. Cool but not cold and I was layered perfectly.
Moon was big and bright giving me fantastic views as I approached and went over the Golden Gate Bridge.
I stopped at a bike store on the way home to pick something up, browse a bit, and ask questions about a bike I have been eyeing. Felt much colder when it got back on the road and had a bit of a chill the rest of the way home, but didn't feel like adding a layer.
This morning was great. In the low 40s warming to mid 40s after being about 50 yesterday. After a cold start I pushed hard to warm up and felt good the entire ride. Made good time and even got a new best on one of my climbs.
UGH! Had a meeting out of town so I drove today. Then about 10 got a phone call. meeting cancelled. Perfect day too. Was under 30 this morning when I would have left in, but about 62 forecast for the ride home this afterrnoon. And I missed it.
Last commute today until the 30th....happy holidays and safe riding everyone!
Dry and warm (30/-1) but I had to ride through a police barricade where a pedestrian had been killed by a driver.