Friday, March 29, 2013

Gone and Done It

Yep. Rode to work today.

Yesterday started at 31F and ended at 64F. When I walked out of work last night it was just too gorgeous and I lamented not being on the bike.

So I woke up early (had my trusty wake up call), wriggled into my gear, and headed off into the bewilderingly warm temperature of 35F. Waist up was warm thanks to Gerbings. My legs might have been warmer if I had remembered to zip down the bottom of my pants. Shame on me!

The little temperature display on the computer console blinked at 35F with a little snowflake during most of my ride. I remembered to temper my itchy throttle fingers and be gentle on turns with large painted strips, as they have a tendency to be slippery. I tempered the speed on roundabouts and blind curves in case there was some water seepage or spillage that could cause disaster.

It was a lovely ride, just before traffic started to get really crazy. But I'm really looking forward to the 64F temp on the way home. Yeah, I'm gonna leave a little early and enjoy the day. Have a great weekend everyone! Hope yours starts out as well as mine.

Oh...and my reward for riding...



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    1. There are a couple in outlying areas. I think they are outside of metro areas because people here don't have a clue how they work. I am constantly stuck behind people that have to stop and check the coast is clear before entering an empty roundabout!!

  2. Hooray for riding to work. Sometimes those cooler morning temperatures are totally worth that toasty ride home.

    Enjoy - oh and enjoy your treats too.

    Breakfast of champions? I had a peanut butter and banana sandwich for breakfast - I have no room to talk.

    1. are so right. Left work a little early to recoup some long nights. The weather was perfect! If rush hour wasn't starting soon, I would have gotten Oilburner on the bikes and taking a ride to the lake.

      Second breakfast of champions. Yum!! I've never had a peanut butter and banana sandwich. Was yours toasted? I hear of them being cooked that way often.

  3. It sounds like a nice day to ride in. Plus a diet Pepsi as a reward (or is the iPad the reward?)

    What's the oval thing? A Fuel Band?

    1. The Pepsi was the reward. And the m&m's. I'm not a big plain m&m eater, but cold, crunchy ones just appealed to me. Like people wanting ice cream in the dead of winter.

      The oval thing is the Jawbone UP band.

  4. The best part of a work day is the commute on two wheels.

  5. +1 on what Sonja said!


    1. +3 and +4. Really clears the head. :) But you would definitely know all about that.

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    1. Can't get too mad at me. At least they weren't the coconut m&m's. (evil grin)

  7. Lori:

    I'm glad you decided to ride to work, in spite of your bad traffic. For me riding to work is a pleasure as I live in the City and head out of town towards work, and the traffic is coming in the opposite direction But after work is absolute grid lock.

    I used to have M&M's too but I would arrange them by colour first and save the red ones for last. I would be challenged to eat them from a random pile

    Riding the Wet Coast