This weekend I ventured back into auto-world. I admit it was convenient and I was tired and I was able to get a lot of groceries. And it's good to remind yourself how to drive--or is it?--especially to wait for the light to turn green before going! But I could already feel winter depression setting in this morning so I was glad to get back on the bike. It was a beautiful day and lovely ride (is it ever not?). Biking in this beautiful sunshine is the best cure for winter depression. I was still low-energy today (perhaps my body is fighting off the cold my housemate has--I hope it wins!), so I went to yoga instead of exercise class. Since that's an hour later, I got to ride in the sunshine both ways, yea! It's also convenient to a more scenic route home so I rode by the lake at a leisurely pace and got passed by a jogger. Yeah, I am a wimp and I don't care! It was 5 degree F when I left, winds 6 mph from the NW. That felt balmy compared to last week. I got to wear lighter clothes, my pink jacket and lightweight outer pants. My goggles didn't fog. So they only seem to fog when it's really cold (below -10 F). On the way home it was a toasty 12 degrees F, winds NW at 9 mph, which was mostly a tailwind.
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.