Originally this journal was a personal record of commuting by bicycle to work, and an occasional essay on commuting successfully and safely. Now retired and in no need to commute to work, I still use my bike for local errands and recreational rides, and I use this blog to advocate for alternative, renewable-energy transportation. Still riding safely too.
21 February 2011
On Saturday 19 February the weather had cleared enough for a trial run through my usual commuting path.
36 to 40 degrees F
skinsuit, short sleeve and short legs
light fleece long-sleeved jacket
light insulated gloves
I opened the jacket's top 10 inches at about mile 8. The trip included the gym and a 30-minute upper body workout. For the return, I removed the arm warmers, which left me comfortable.