?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

Winter bike commute

I got my first taste of cold-weather biking this morning, as it was 8 degrees F when I rode in today. Yesterday the temperatures were hovering slightly above freezing, which is old news, seeing as it gets that cold in Texas.

Observations: I was more than adequately warm with: wool socks, wool long underwear, a hand-knit sweater, my Boathouse jacket, and wool cap. And my aging Pearl Izumi gloves (love those things!). My face and eyes, however, were slightly less than comfortable - I didn't adequately secure my pashmina scarf over my nose, and well-vented ski goggles are seeming like a worthwhile investment. Overall, not too bad.

Goog's "bike there" option needs a checkbox for "fewest stoplights." It sent me on the shortest possible route, which is almost ridiculously short (slightly over a mile), but the route passes straight through downtown Lincoln, with a stoplight every block. That was fine for walking, but I think I need to explore the bike paths for biking in. I'm also going to need to figure out a fitness regimen to start gearing up for the spring brevet season here.

Tags:

Comments

( 2 remarks — Remark )
randomdreams
Feb. 13th, 2015 01:15 am (UTC)
'fewest stoplights' would be fantastic.

Although, it'd also be nice to sort by stopsigns, because at least with stoplights you have a chance.
rebeccmeister
Feb. 13th, 2015 03:48 pm (UTC)
Hmm, I wonder if something could be done with the existing bike routes that people have mapped out for themselves on bikely, ridwithgps, bicycleroutetoaster, and the like...I suspect that might provide slightly more useful data for that kind of optimization. I know that Strava has been selling data to some municipalities to aid with bike planning, for instance.

Edited at 2015-02-13 03:48 pm (UTC)
( 2 remarks — Remark )

Latest Month

September 2018
S M T W T F S
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30      

Tags

Page Summary

Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Naoto Kishi