Thursday, February 5, 2009

Yesterday's Ride

To Publix and back for onions, baking soda, and aluminum foil.

Really windy.  I felt like I was pedaling as hard as I could just to stay still on the way back.  Had to stop for a breather about halfway.  Yeesh!

On the way there, I about got killed.  I was riding along a really narrow road.  I've ridden it before with no trouble, but it must have been at a different time of day, as this time the traffic was pretty heavy.  Stressful, to say the least.  

Suddenly I heard a car next to me, way too close.  I decided to bail and quickly swerved off the road.  She clipped my handlebars anyway, and kept going without a look back.  I didn't catch the plate number.

For the love of Christ people, please look where you're going when you drive.  Also, the law for passing a cyclist is to reduce your speed and give them three feet of space.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Haven't ridden anywhere all week, it's been cold and windy.  I can handle cold, but I hate the wind, especially when I have to go past the airport or over the bridges.  Weather should clear up by Friday, hopefully I won't go stir-crazy by then.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Favorite Routes

Grocery Getter:  to produce stand and back.  I ride this every Sunday.  4.6 miles.

Big Loop:  just-for-fun fitness ride.  6.8 miles.

Beach and Back: 10.9 miles.

Book Run:  library and back.  8.6 miles.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Today's Ride

Had to ship a book out to an Amazon buyer.  Route: Home to Walmart to post office and back home.

9.8 miles total
1.5 hours (including time in PO and store)
Weather: 60 F, 9MPH winds from NNW.