I Like My Toes

November 23, 2008

Today I woke up motivated.  I woke up and saw the beautiful morning light on my cello.  I did 50 pushups, 50 crunches, and rode my bike.  Before I really started, I bought some ambfib tights.  My legs don’t feel cold at all!

0:47’56, 13.13mi
avg 16.4mph, max 36.0mph
29ºF, Odo 2720.2mi
Cadence: 85+rpm

I am disappointed in everything about this ride, mostly because I didn’t get to put in the effort I wanted.  I came home early because of my feet.  My legs were loving the new tights, as goofy as they look, they work.  Unfortunately, my shoes let all the heat out and my feet were cold unfeeling blocks attached to my ankles.  I cut the 20 mile ride short at one of the loopback points and I’m glad I did.  There are pains I push through, things that make me stronger after.  This isn’t one of them.  I like my toes.

Now I’m sitting in my living room with mulled cider and a cold fireplace.  I’m thinking about practicing Handel’s Bourrée on cello.  iTunes is playing Gnarles Barkley – Crazy.  It’s a good day.

Due to the rain, I–sadly–didn’t ride the century today.  I did, however, take pictures of my new winter gear.

New hat and insulating shirt

New Techwick® hat and thermal shirt.

I’m still missing weatherproof pants and a coat, but this is a necessary insulating component.

Other Cool Stuff
Copenhagen seems to be the place for urban cycling, as is evident from sites such as Copenhagen Cycle Chic.  I just love the message on these shirts:

Melt one car, weld 118 bicycles

Melt one car, weld 118 bicycles

More Bicycles

More Bicycles

Both shirts are available from the store.  Look under clothing.