Today started out about 18 degrees F and a bit windy from the west (about 15 mph). We had an inch or so of snow over the frozen water from yesterday's rain. So I was a bit concerned about how the biking would be. Well, I'm so glad I biked. It was a beautiful sunny day with blue sky and a blanket of fresh white snow. Even though the bike paths weren't plowed, the studded tires handled the snow/ice fine and the winds weren't so bad as I was mostly going north this morning. Then this afternoon on my way home, it was just beautiful. I rode by the lake and it was nice. I forgot to put my memory card in the camera so didn't take any pictures until I got home. Biking was easier than walking today so it was a great way to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. My bike started out a bit cranky since it froze up after getting soaked yesterday. The gears were stuck in a low gear. But they loosened up in the afternoon. I put them in my middle gear in the rear so they will be stuck there for most of the winter. Fortunately the front gear works okay (with a little help from my foot) so I can switch to my granny gear to go up the hill to my house. Here's the view down the hill from my house.
From Dec. 22, 2008 to mar. 14, 2010 I posted about my daily commute in Madison, Wisconsin. It was fun to log pictures of the bike path and my brief thoughts and weather conditions throughout the year. Then I got interested in other things and stopped blogging for over a year. I still commute daily, even longer now (7 miles one way) and absolutely love it.
Now I'm blogging my biking experiences while traveling. I love to take my road bike and mountain bike along with me on road trips in the car. It's a great way to see the country and meet locals. It makes business and family trips a lot more fun, in addition to vacations.