Old 01-04-21, 08:37 AM
The Fat Guy In The Back
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Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1104:

First day back to work in 16 days. Two weeks of binge eating combined with zero exercise doesn't add up to maintaining your fitness level. I definitely gained some weight over the holidays, so now it's time to pay the piper.

I had the option of working from home today, but I decided to go to our office anyway. Staying home probably would have encouraged me to continue with the holiday feeding frenzy. At work I find it easier to "be good" about my diet.

23°F, which is pretty good for a January morning in South Dakota. Probably 20 degrees warmer than usual. It was nice to be able to ease back into riding with mild temps. There was a steady 15 mph headwind, which is pretty typical for a January morning in South Dakota.

We got some significant snowfall while I was off, requiring plows to run. I wasn't sure what the road conditions were on my route, so I took the fat bike. There were a few places where I was glad I had it, but everything had been plowed good enough that I probably could have gotten away with riding my hybrid and just walking through those small areas. It probably would have been faster, as I averaged 8 mph on the fat bike.

Tried out my new toe warmers I bought. They worked pretty well, although the real test will be in colder temps. Generally I don't have too much trouble with cold toes when wearing my boots above single digit temps.
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