Archive for March, 2008

It’s official!

Monday, March 31st, 2008

Not that I rely on it too much, but the 15-day forecast calls for only one night of below-freezing temps—tomorrow night—so it looks like the winter riding season is over for me, even though there’s still snow on the ground. And not a moment too soon, AFAIC. Today I stripped and detailed the Portland. Then […]

Look Ma! No studs!

Saturday, March 22nd, 2008

I confess that I’m ready for spring. Winter has worn out its welcome. That 65°F day early in March spoiled it for me. Since then, I’ve found increasingly lame excuses to stay indoors. As of today, I’m 200 miles behind my March goal of 350 miles. The only hope of reaching it is to ride […]


Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

Earlier today I was leaving a comment on an entry on In the entry, Jason offered for download a spreadsheet for maintaining a ride log. In the comment I said I prefer the online ones and listed two that I use, my favorite being To be sure I’d covered all the bases, I […]

Last snow commute of the season?

Saturday, March 8th, 2008

I’ve been thinking lately that, despite carrying my camera almost everywhere I go on the bike, I’ve taken few pictures of actual winter riding. Sure I’ve taken shots with snow in them, but the roads have been, at worst, wet. I decided to fix that today with these shots from my morning commute. On Saturday […]

Monday Hill Repeats

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

I’m a little sore tonight after my commute today, so I’m taking a pass at TNUA to night. And of course, the part of my commute that killed me was the climbing. Two consecutive days of hill repeats isn’t a good thing. Yet. I’ll have to build to it. It got up to 65°F yesterday, […]

Sunday Hill Repeats

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

Although it’s fully six months away, there’s no time like the present to begin training for the BikeJournal Reunion. Especially after having read of the exploits of SuperNana and the Hypoxiettes. It was forecast for the upper 30s, but Yellow Bike stayed home because I figured the roads would be wet with snowmelt. I was […]

SuperNana and the Hypoxiettes

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

There are those around here who are impressed with my cycling. I am not one of them. I humbly submit that there are many who are stronger, faster, better climbers or have more endurance than I. Among those, are the members of Club Hypoxia, hosts of the 2008 BikeJournal Reunion this coming July and August. […]