Been a bit too busy for blogging lately. I managed to get a ride in today. The bike shop still hasn’t finished my Karate Monkey. I’m not sure what the hold-up is…

Today: 20 miles
June: 28 miles
2007: 518.5 miles

Where to Live, Part 2

Brandi and I are starting to look around for a new place to live. I performed a little analysis on my lunch break yesterday. The area in color is (approximately) within 10 miles from my office in Summerdale. I consider 10 miles to be within “easy” cycling distance.

Optional Bicycle area

This takes into account things like mountains and rivers that I won’t be riding over. Interestingly, there is an area on the East shore within a 1 mile radius of the Harvey Taylor bridge that is within range. There is also a weird little part of Marysville that would work.

I don’t think I’ve ever been on most of the roads around the curl-e-queues of the Condodoguinet creek, so I’ll have to do some exploring.

If you know of anyone trying to sell a really cheap house in the colored area of this map, let me know!

Soggy Commute

I’ve been being a bit of a sissy lately, and not riding in foul weather. I’m never going to be a big tough guy bike commuter if I’m afraid to get wet.

So, I rode in through the stiff drizzle this morning. It was actually very nice. I went without rain gear and just let the sogginess keep me cool.

I should have put my cell phone in a little baggy or something because it got wet, and now appears to be non-functional.

My original impressions of the Velox seat cover turned out to be correct. When I first got it, it was too tight and kept coming off. Today, it stayed on the whole way to work, and even kept my seat dry when I had the bike on the roof of my car.

I’m not really looking forward to climbing back into my soaking wet bicycle clothing at the end of the day. I may have to try to rig a clothesline under my desk when no one is looking…

This morning: 8 miles
June: 8 miles
2007: 498.5 miles
Raindrops: 10793.88