Wednesday, January 03, 2007

In My Regular Clothes

Fritz over at Commute By Bike wrote about commuting to work in normal clothes instead of cycling gear, and how to stay relatively sweat free while doing it.

That was me today as I once again rode to and from work on the direct route. There wasn't much chance of getting too warm today, as the temps were a couple of degrees below freezing at 7:30 when I left. My dress slacks are a little breezier than the DockersĀ® I usually wear, but the biggest problem was cold feet. My leather tasseled Florsheims just didn't do the trick.

On the way home, I was passed by another commuter and we exchanged pleasantries. It wasn't until after we passed that we realized we sort of knew each other. It was the guy from the Bike to Work Wednesdays announcement from September. (And we were riding on a Wednesday. How cool is that?) We chatted at the next light about traffic and weather, especially how both will be worse next week. It's neat to be able to chat with other commuters while traveling home. That wouldn't work if I were in my Saturn.

Miles Ridden: 7.0

First ride and first commute of the new year!!!


Blogger Revrunner said...

It's great that you ride somewhere where you can actually come across another commuter. I've been commuting by bike seriously now since late November last year and have yet to meet another soul who commutes. But maybe that will change as more of us take to the road.

8:40 PM  
Blogger gwadzilla said...

my commute is short

but I still get in the gear

as the street clothes remove the option for a post work ride

8:08 AM  
Blogger Dan said...

Good point. I will often pack the ride gear in a pannier for a long ride home.

8:27 AM  

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