Archive for March, 2012

I hate Fridays

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Fridays have become my de facto rest day. I guess it’s actually rest days I hate. I completely get how important they are. I know that if I don’t take at least one rest day a week my legs will explode and fall off. Then I’ll need three rest days in a row. But that […]

Five-Way Commuting Shorts Shoot-Out™—Part 1

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

I need new cycling shorts. I have a pair of 2006 model Pearl Izumi Attack shorts I bought in 2007. They’re getting a little thin. Last autumn I bought a new pair of 2010 model Pearl Izumi Attack shorts at the LBS on their end-of-season sale. But of course they’ve “improved” them and I don’t […]


Sunday, March 18th, 2012

I set out to Scottsville at noontime with the intention of joining up with the RBC for ride #106, a loop from Scottsville to Avon along both sides of the river. A 31-mile ride with a 30-mile out-and-back would have put me right in the neighborhood of the first metric of the year. Miscalculation 1 […]

Is it really March?

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

Somewhere along the line we’ll need to pay for all this. The past week was fantastic for early March. It was the first four bikes, four-day workweek of the year. We did the long loop twice—once dead into winds sustained in the 20s and gusting to the 30s. My glutes killed me the next day […]

Spring fever—I gots it

Sunday, March 4th, 2012

This has been a very challenging winter, and in a very surprising way. I had thought a mild winter would be easy to cruise through. But I mess the challenges of an ordinary winter. My snow tires didn’t go on until nearly New Year’s, they came off a couple of weeks later, went back on […]