Bike to Work, day 86: Chill

September 11, 2008

The temperature dropped dramatically these last two days.  I didn’t ride in yesterday because I was so tired coupled with the cold.  On Tuesday it was a nice, warm, 60ºF morning, now it’s a chilly 45º!  This didn’t stop me, however, nor even slow me down all that much.

22:15, 6.5mi
45ºF, Odo 2276mi
avg 17.4mph, max 25.7mph

I wore my usual moisture wicking shirt, bike shorts, and sweatpants, but added: bandana, ear cover, blue jacket, and my high visibility jacket.  On Tuesday I didn’t need a jacket at all.

Today after work I kept a moderate pace home.  Not really pushing for a record, but certainly not relaxing.

20:22, 6.5mi
70ºF, Odo 2283mi
avg 19.1mph, max 32.3mph

I noticed that I misaligned my handlebars when I tightened them up the other day.  At a stoplight I nudged the wheel with my foot and re-adjusted.  Woops, I forgot to tighten it back up!

At home I decided to drop the handlebars even further.  Here’s the handlebar drop progression.

Progression of handlebar drop

Progression of handlebar drop

Soon, I will simply have tiny handles on the front wheel axle, and I’ll use my teeth for breaks.

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