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Tag: commute

  • Cool Kid Achievement Unlocked

    Confession time: I didn’t ride my bike to work today. Instead, I rode my new longboard. Haha! :-D Cool kid achievement unlocked!

  • Morning Commute, Part II

    Morning Commute, Part II

    During this morning’s commute, I thought I’d repeat yesterday’s shot. Different day, a little earlier in the morning, a little different composition — resulting in a very different feel. This could become a thing. ;-)

  • Morning Commute

    Morning Commute

    Traffic was especially light for my morning commute through Dawson Creek. The ducks and geese had gathered closer to the pond. ;-)

  • Not Just Another Ride to Work

    Not Just Another Ride to Work

    Another trip to Folsom, this time by car. Although the drive is long, there are some benefits — for example, being able to strap my bike to the back. This morning, I rode my bike to work along Lake Natoma. I had to stop a moment to look at the oak trees across the field.…

  • Chilly Commute

    Chilly Commute

    This morning’s commute was chilly but beautiful. Update: I had an errand to run during lunch today — Google maps says it was 20 miles. Turns out the hardest part of the ride was maintaining my cool. First, the full gloves went in the pannier, then the coat. Finally, I untucked my shirt and unbuttoned…

  • Early Fall Bicycling

    Fall is creeping into Hillsboro and it’s changing my bike commute. This morning was 41°, a little chilly for my summer “uniform” of shorts and a button-up shirt. Cold isn’t all bad; I can crank hard without overheating. And it gave me something to talk about with another bicyclist while we waited for a signal.…

  • A Good Week on the Bike

    Last week was a good week for my bike: I had a long ride on Labor Day I commuted every day by bike I even rode my bike to church (about 11.5 miles each way) My goal was to ride at least 100 miles — which I achieved. :-) Week’s summary: Distance 104.75 miles Actual…

  • The Economy of Bicyling to Work

    I rode my bike to work four days last week and a couple of days the week before. Am I saving money? Let’s check the receipts: $29.50 for bicycling gloves $23.00 for bar end grips $??.?? for the new helmet I need to buy today If I had driven to work and out for lunch…