Friday, December 26, 2008
32 Degrees Would Have Been Welcome.
Last night produced a beautiful sky and unseasonably warm weather. That made the decision to bike commute to work today. As I approached the park and ride I glances at the car thermometer which read 23F. Sitting all warm and toasty in the car, I was a little apprehensive about getting out, unpacking the bike and riding off.
When I exited the car,I was greeted by a dead still morning. Not even the slightest wisp of a breeze. The 23 degress had dropped to 19F as day broke. My New Orleans friend Joey does a wonderful job making videos of his rides. I had tossed around the idea of doing the same but I doubt there would be much interest in baron roads and the occasional patch of black ice. Even with the temperatures well below freezing, riding wasn't bad at all. A felling of being chilled, but not cold.
The winter bike rarely exceets 12 MPH during the commute which make my rides more of a zen thing than any resemblance to a fitness activity. It seems more natural after all these years than driving though.
Got some free time. Check out Joey's Videos. They are a hoot.
Happy Boxing Day