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Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
When I left the house the thermometer said it was 10˚, which isn't as cold as it has been on other days, but the humidity was a lot higher so the wind chill was much worse. Then as I got closer to Saratoga Springs the fog got real thick.
The hot springs in Saratoga Springs always makes the fog here worse. As I am riding through the fog I start to turn white as the hoarfrost builds on me and my bike. So today's picture shows a bit of the hoarfrost stuck to the brake/shifting cables.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
It is amazing how out of shape I get after a little time off. I rode the mountain bike home yesterday and it showed how much I have lost since I quit commuting by bike because of the icy roads. This makes the commute by the Hybrid bike even more of a success (see yesterday's post).
This morning when I got up it was 8 degrees out side, but just before sunrise it had gotten up to 18. So I figured I would wait awhile before going to work so the sun could warm things up some more. However after the sun had been up for a while and it was time I had to leave the temperature had dropped back to 8. With enough layers though the ride wasn't bad.
Anyway it is great to be back to biking to and from work.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Because the ride from the store to home is mostly up hill having the extra boost got me home faster then normal. Today I rode the bike back to the store. Even though I had given it a good workout going up hill, and spent most of the ride with the bike in the sport mode, I still had plenty of battery charge left.
Yesterday on the way into work I rode my mountain bike. Before I left I asked my wife if I should go on the road or the old railroad bed. Why are wives always right? The snow was still too soft on the railroad bed, so I ended up walking most of the way. I would try riding the bike as often as I could but it always ended up being a "stick it in the lowest gear and pedal as hard as you can to keep upright."
I can defiantly say that was the hardest workout of the year. So contrasting the ride in, in the morning on the mountain bike through the snow, and on the ride home on the Hybrid on the road, the Hybrid was a lot easier. :-) However, frequently after someone takes the Hybrid for a test ride they come back and question if you will really get any exercise on that bike. The answer is yes you can get as much exercise as you want. It just makes it more fun.