I've been riding studded tires all week. They sound funny and make me go slow. I get over the slow going frustration by reasoning that I'm riding less over he winter and therefore my fitness level benefits from a little extra resistance.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Went out a couple times during and after the storm this weekend. Was amazing. Confused by neighbors who seem to have holed up in their apartments for the entire weekend. When they tell the grandkids about the "Blizzard of '13", its going to be about how they sat on their butts and watched cable TV and spent endless hours posting pictures and commenting on Facebook photos of their hopelessly buried cars. I just now whimsically wished it has snowed concrete. That way we could start fresh.
On Friday, this Friday the 15th, there will be two IceBike to Work breakfast meetups in Hartford area. One in East Hartford at Maddie's from 7-8AM, and the other in Hartford at JoJo's from 7:30-8:30AM. It appears that some folks in cold places are trying to make February 15th the national day for promoting this sort of thing. This month, let's talk about Bike to Work events. Do they make a difference in the number of bicycle commuters? Why doesn't Brendan like them?
And if you haven't yet - you need to bother your state representative or senator to make sure this truly disheartening bill that requires single file riding doesn't go anywhere. There is also a Vulnerable User bill that is goodness for pedestrians and cyclists. Bike Walk CT has been pushing the Vulnerable User bill for several years now, and they think they will be able to get it through the wickets in 2013.
The pictured bike is a 1971 Schwinn Traveler 3-Spd that I just built up. Shiny. All stock at this point although I'll probably replace the tires and saddle. I just love getting my hands on old barn kept bikes in good condition. Trying to decide if this become my daily beater, or if I sell it...