Archive for April, 2006

Seeing red

Sunday, April 30th, 2006

I got some sun today. Saying I got some sun is like saying Lake Ontario has some water in it. I was talking with Mark about the bike a couple of weeks ago. He suggested that we go for a ride some time. Today was the first of our rides. It was enjoyable enough that […]

Thirty days

Saturday, April 29th, 2006

Thirty days ago I brought my bike home. I’ve ridden about 26 of them. A lot has changed in these few days. First, I love my bike. It’s the perfect choice for me and the riding I do. I gets me where I’m going without any fuss. Despite my complaints about hills and headwinds, I […]

In other news…

Thursday, April 27th, 2006

How about a non-bike entry for a change? On the last Wednesday of the month, the staff at Presbytery go out to lunch together. We usually go Dutch, and anyone whose birthday falls in that month gets to pick the venue. There are no April birthdays on the staff and no-one got around to picking […]

New backpack

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

This bike commuting thing is certainly more expensive than it looked at first. I’d planned on the bike and bike accessories. I even factored-in Gore-Tex rainpants. What I didn’t plan on was how it changes my needs, and how my trusty, 11-year-old Beach Cities backpack no longer meets them. It’s unable to adapt to two […]

Café run

Sunday, April 23rd, 2006

I snuck in a half-hour ride between the rains this evening. It stopped raining in the mid-afternoon and dried enough that I could ride the bike over to Starry Nites Café to listen to a friend play. She hauls her Yamaha keyboard in on Sundays to play concertos for the late-afternoon/early-evening crowd. I had a […]

Rainy weekend

Sunday, April 23rd, 2006

The high point of my week was on Friday when I was riding the second leg of my twice-a-week triangular three-leg commute. It was our second over-70° day of the year, the sun was shining and that section of road is level and has a bike lane. And I had a tailwind. I was diggin’ […]

Yesterday’s ride

Monday, April 17th, 2006

Two hours and 20 minutes riding yesterday along three trails and the city streets to get there and back, and I’m feeling pretty good about it. Being Easter Sunday, the streets were deserted as I rode downtown to pick up the Genesee River Downtown Trail at the Court Street Bridge. It was a little cool, […]

Sleep, rest, bike, wind, CBC

Saturday, April 15th, 2006

“Well, it’s obvious this isn’t working for you,” the sleep therapist told me. Halleluiah, I thought. She sees the light. “Next week we’ll get you scheduled for your next two nights in the lab and see which day of the week works best for [my next sleep therapist].” Yes. The madness will end soon. I […]

Ninety-minute ride

Sunday, April 9th, 2006

I realized a week ago that I’ve been thinking like a driver when contemplating my routes. This past week I began taking alternate routes that are less hilly and less heavily trafficked. I also checked-out a book, Take Your Bike: Family Rides in the Rochester Area by Rich and Sue Freeman, published by Footprint Press. […]

Back in the saddle

Thursday, April 6th, 2006

Today was the first day on the bike since Saturday. It rained heavily on Monday. Tuesday was cold and windy, and it snowed starting about an hour before the library closed. The snow continued into yesterday afternoon. I was kinda pissed that I had to take the bus again. It felt foreign, in fact. Then […]