Friday, February 15, 2008

Week 2 Friday. Yes!


I feel like I'm now officially a commuter. Two weeks of riding and it feels great. Not one day missed. No excuses, I just get my stuff on and go. My only hope is that I can keep excited and stay with it. It's going to be tuff when spring gets here and I want to ride my motorcycle though.
Today I was able to put my belt on a tighter notch. Makes me think back to fall when I had to loosen it one. I hope spring gets here early because I'm ready to start riding more after work and on the weekends.
Have a great weekend everyone.

9 comments:

munsoned said...

If only more people would be brave enough to take the dive like you have, Troy. There's SO MANY benefits to bike commuting and all it takes is a slight change in routine. That's it. Congratulations on your commitment to better yourself by saving money, losing weight, making yourself happier, and cutting down on CO2 all while taking a little bike ride everyday.

Did you see the dingle setup I had on my Ferrous for a while? Commuting was the reason for it. I wanted to ride to work, ride to Swanson/Jewell after work for a couple laps, then ride home. The Dingle helped, but man, mountain bikes (especially single speeds) really aren't made for commuting. If I had a full sized frame pump I could go between on-road and off-road pressure easily. If only.

UnderDaHill said...

Good job. It's nice being able to tighten up that belt.

Two weeks in a row is a pretty big accomplishment. I don't think I've managed two weeks strait yet. I always end up with a lazy day, or a day where I need to run errands for one thing or another.

T-bone said...

Thanks guys.

I'm sure having only a 3 mile ride each way helps. Once it gets nice out I plan on going for longer rides to and from work, but for now it's just a straight shot.

bryan said...

Hey, my ride is 3 miles each way ... plus another 10. Blah.

Nice job, Troy.

UnderDaHill said...

Are you going for 3?

T-bone said...

Yes, it keeps getting easier.

dale said...

Kudos, Troy! This cold stuff is easier to control body temp than the dog days of summer.

Munson, how many miles each way is your commute? Maybe a mtb ss is not as efficient or quick but the only problem I have is wearing down tread more quickly.

In 9 months of commuting to work two days a week, I've only ridden in rain once; not having full fenders may be another problem.

dale said...

"This cold stuff is easier ..." yet I drove the car tonight to walgreens rather than face the cold and wind on my bike.

ajb said...

righteous...