Archive for July, 2013

The year I’ve been waiting for

Friday, July 26th, 2013

When I started cycling, I knew I was in for a long haul. You simply can’t, with the purchase of a bicycle, undo the results of 49 years of poor living habits. It takes time and effort to undo all that. I settled in and decided to be happy with whatever performance level I was […]

Seven years of consecutive daily bike commuting

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

(NOTE: I ran this as a rough draft in a thread in the Commuting Forum on I’ve incorporated some of my replies to some comments folks made, which helped flesh it out a bit.)   On Wednesday July 17, I completed seven continuous years of bike commuting every single workday. Put another way, July […]

Hottest week of the year

Sunday, July 14th, 2013

The mid-month week of July is typically our hottest week of the year. This year is following suit. While it still looks like the summer as a whole is going to be cooler and wetter than usual, this week is starting with three days forecast in the 90s. And muggy. With no rain in sight. […]

Taking third

Monday, July 1st, 2013

June 2013 was my third-highest mileage month. I haven’t ridden so many miles in a month since those heady days of 2008 and 2009 when cycling was still new and different. At 653.48 miles, I was just 14 miles and change off July 2009, and 102 miles short of July 2008. Had I been feeling […]