Thursday, March 31, 2005

After Work

I came home from work to an empty house, so I decided to ride.

I took the Granville Bridge Route. It was windy like yesterday, so I took my time going west. The ride back east was quick and easy.

My front brake is rubbing on the tire, and I have no idea how to fix it (I'm not very mechanically inclined). I need to take the bike in to Hodson's Bay for its annual tune up anyway, so I'll let them handle it.

Miles Ridden: 9.0
Total This Year: 18

Total for March, 2005: 18 Miles

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

First Ride of the Year!

Finally, I was able to ride to work today! Temperatures were in the low 50s this morning. Even with the tailwind, I took it easy so that I wouldn't work up too much of a sweat. (I ride to work in full office dress wear - with the elastic band around my right calf. It's quite the geeky assistant professor look.) It is just 3.5 miles to the office traveling on Newman, SR26, McCormick, Gates, Harrison, and Grant.

Dauch Alumni Center

For the ride home, I headed down to the Speedway on the Levee to get a box of doughnuts. Then, I took South River Road out to Newman and home. The Weather Channel reported the wind from the south at a sustained 16MPH with 26MPH gusts. That strong headwind made the first half of the trip pretty slow. Once I turned far enough west to get the wind a little bit behind me, things went much better.

It feels good to get out on the road again. I'm looking forward to my next ride (probably on Sunday).

Miles Ridden: 9.3
Total This Year: 9

Sunday, March 20, 2005

Cold, Wet Spring

OK, I'm bummed.

Bicycle rider in the rainAccording to this article in the J&C, March in the Lafayette area will continue to be cold and will see more precipitation. This is not good biking weather!

Who can I call?

I may be able to get a ride to work in next week. We'll see.

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

No Rides Yet

We've just finished February, and I wasn't able to ride anytime during the month. I don't really enjoy riding in temperatures less than the mid 40s (°F), so there weren't too many chances. There was that one weekend where the neighbor and his family went out on a Saturday afternoon, but I was down with a cold that day.

Anyway, I have big hopes for March. Warmer weather should be here soon, and I'm ready to start commuting to work.