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    Sticky: Got to sneak in one last 2014 commute...

    Got to sneak in one last 2014 commute yesterday...4,537kms commuting on the year, which is less than last year, but I had 2 pretty significant blocks of time off (of commuting) due to injury. Merry...
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    Sticky: My wife is out of commission (knee surgery) so...

    My wife is out of commission (knee surgery) so I've been biking with the kids to school and then driving to work (if I'm working that day).

    The 6-year old is building confidence with riding in the...
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    Sticky: I was thankful for the 3degC/rain last night! It...

    I was thankful for the 3degC/rain last night! It melted all the hard packed snow/ice/sludge that has been on some of the MUPs and shoulders that I ride in.

    Misty/dreary/drizzle and 4degC this...
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    Sticky: good commute this AM: uneventful. Kids know...

    good commute this AM: uneventful.

    Kids know best: tandem ice mountain racing bikes are awesome.
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    Sticky: I overcompensated for all yesterdays' mistakes...

    I overcompensated for all yesterdays' mistakes today: Took the MTB instead of the road bike this AM--I thought it would be icy. It wasnt.
    I wore more clothes since I was cold yesterday. Today I...
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    Sticky: Took the wife/kids to UBC endowment lands (local...

    Took the wife/kids to UBC endowment lands (local forests) for some frozen off-road riding on the weekend as darkness set in. Very good grip on the frozen trails, but not on the streets surrounding! ...
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    Sticky: Last night I made it home before the rains began....

    Last night I made it home before the rains began.

    Warm/windy this AM! (11degC) and it only rained for the last 10 mins of the commute. I hope this east wind keeps up so I can sail it home.
    Today...
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    Sticky: ...with good reason. People were driving very...

    ...with good reason. People were driving very stupidly last night. I wear SO MUCH high-vis gear and blinky lights: Red ones facing back: 3 on the bike, 1 on the backpack, 1 on the helment. White...
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    Sticky: Warm & Damp this AM, almost smoked a guy walking...

    Warm & Damp this AM, almost smoked a guy walking across the MUP. There were about 10 dump trucks parked along the road, and the drivers were all standing in a group on the side of the MUP. Suddenly...
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    Sticky: I left at least 15 mins late (organizing all my...

    I left at least 15 mins late (organizing all my blinky lights), so I had to haul ass to make it on time.
    Hauling ass + warmer today = super hot by the time I got to work.
  11. ding ding ding!!! I do all the 'math' about cost...

    ding ding ding!!! I do all the 'math' about cost savings to keep my wife enthused.

    I also subscribe to noglider's exercise math: Just on my commute home, I get 50 mins of exercise for about 15...
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    Sticky: I had the day off yesterday--long weekend! Went...

    I had the day off yesterday--long weekend! Went for 3 laps around stanley park. It was a few digits above freezing, but sunny, and there was a photographer taking pictures of a bikini model in...
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    Sticky: yesterday AM I saw another commuter bundled up to...

    yesterday AM I saw another commuter bundled up to the max: full balaclava, ski goggles, the whole nine yards.
    A few hundred yards later I saw another commuter in shorts--must be visiting from...
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    Sticky: What % of times that I have chosen the bike have...

    What % of times that I have chosen the bike have I regretted that decision?
    What % of times that I have chosen the car have I regretted that decision?

    Nice ride this AM. First ride without my...
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    Sticky: I was off monday, but rode with the kids to their...

    I was off monday, but rode with the kids to their schools. After dropping off thing2, thing1 (age 6) and I rode over the burrard street bridge in a monsoon. As we were riding down the bridge...
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    We have individual bike lockers (boxes) with...

    We have individual bike lockers (boxes) with locks, showers, lockers. They are talking about charging ppl for vehicle parking...but it probably won't happen for a while.
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    Sticky: This AM started with darkness and heavy rain...

    This AM started with darkness and heavy rain which quickly tapered to steady rain, then light rain, then nothing.

    (There are always less BTWW commuter stations in the autumn, than in the spring...
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    Sticky: I went to a spin class on sunday, quads a bit...

    I went to a spin class on sunday, quads a bit sore today. Trendy place: crowded sweatbox with LOUD music and a hyper but excellent 'instructor'. Very well-run operation: must be raking in the...
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    Sticky: Drencher last night. Rain of epic proportions...

    Drencher last night.
    Rain of epic proportions this AM. I might work on an ark for the commute home. I had to stop a few times because a summer's worth of salt/sweat in my helmet was washing into...
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    Sticky: last night i had a rare tailwind!! I'm still...

    last night i had a rare tailwind!!

    I'm still only braking with my right hand (thumb injury) and in the wet my braking power was really really suffering. Not safe--so late at night I cleaned the...
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    Sticky: Back from vacation (sunny utah) and first am...

    Back from vacation (sunny utah) and first am commute today.
    Light rain, dark, 20 mins of headwinds out of a 50 min commute.
    Lots of blinkies, but I'm still missing my two blackburn flea lights. :(...
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    Sticky: Good commutes this week, so far. Took the family...

    Good commutes this week, so far. Took the family on another part of the old Kettle Valley Railway on the weekend/monday--good times!

    Yesterday I started putting some weight on my left hand again,...
  23. just saw this thread now--you were within 1km of...

    just saw this thread now--you were within 1km of my place when you were in vancouver. (Good to see it through the eyes of a cycling tourist.) You actually rode most of my commute on the Central...
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    fenders. welcome!

    fenders.

    welcome!
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    Sticky: I took my wife's bike since she is picking me up...

    I took my wife's bike since she is picking me up in the car and we are going away for the weekend, and car-bike-rack logistics made it easiest that i ride hers to work. BUT...it wasnt enjoyable: ...
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