Thursday, May 19, 2011

National bike to work month

Here it is over halfway through the month, and Thursday of National Bike to Work Week, and I forgot to mention it! Good thing I'm not doing their marketing! But, you still can do "Ride to Work Day" which is tomorrow!

Anyway, please participate—especially with gas at about $4.00 a gallon. If you live five (5) miles or less from work, you should be able to do it in less than a half-hour without needing a shower when you get there. Sure, the first few times might feel hard, but your body will adjust and thank you in the long run. You never know, you might find out you like it and start doing it regularly!

Of course, I don't expect most of you to do it year round—which is what I do—but at least 3 seasons of the year would be great! Let me know if you try it...


Jim Getz said...

I think I've mentioned before how much of a stud I think you are for your all-weather cycling. I can't imagine a wintery commute.

Here in Philly, the weather has been awful all week (and month) for biking to work. I'm hoping to bike my entire summer session class (in July), but we'll have to see. Slick roads and skinny tires doesn't make me want to play chicken with cars, especially with a laptop in messenger bag.

You really need to put up some shots of your bike. I'd be interested in seeing what you're riding.

jps said...


During the summer, I ride a Specialized Allez with Ultegra all around. On rainy days and during the winter, I ride a Specialized aluminum cross-bike. In the summer, that bike runs 700x28 tires. In the winter, I put studded 700 x 32s on it.

I'll try to remember to take a picture of them and post it.

As for the cold, the first mile is a bit chilly, but after that you warm up. In fact, until it gets down to 15º F, I only wear a t-shirt under my jacket...