I’m too lazy to copy and paste the stats today. My ride to work was 9.6 miles (I think), and it was easy and fast! Nothing much to talk about there. I’m continuing to work on spinning more and transferring more energy into a full turn of the crank and I’m seeing the benefits in time and speed and reduced fatigue.
I had to go to an off-campus meeting only 4.1 miles away. Getting there was a little tricky due to construction and it just being a non-bike-friendly road, I I beat the traffic. I used a truck as my marker and I got there before the truck. I cheated a little and treated myself like a pedestrian a few times. 🙂
Coming back from my meeting was not as easy as getting there. Rt. 6 in Bristol really sucks. I got hit by my first car, in fact! But don’t worry, it was more like a rub than a hit. I didn’t even fall over or anything. Someone didn’t see me and took a right into a business, forcing me to kind of bounce off their car. I thought I executed the move pretty slickly. They didn’t even realize that it had happened. I pulled up to them to see if they wanted to exchange info or anything, but the girl said if I was OK, then no need to exchange info. So we went on our way.
Exciting! It was a nice beamer too.
Started reading your biking journal…. working my way back in time. Tell your wife to give the challenge a go if they have it next year. Maybe well have an on-line reunion. Yes… you put on the miles commuting. Me… still learning commuter skills.
Thanks for reading! I think I’ll definitely get her involved next year. Good job on becoming a human-powered commuter yourself! Keep it up!