11 May 2011

Bike-commute day 23—to work

News links
Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) introduced a “Commuter Relief Act” that would expand tax credits for those who commute by bike, foot, carpool or transit.
Pedaler Clothing announces a line of hoodies and jeans that incorporate reflective elements to make the urban cyclist more visible.
Levi's announces the 511 Skinny Commuter jeans that include more back fabric for "coverage," antimicrobial treatment for limiting stink, reflective strips, and "performance stretch fabric."

Ride conditions
Temperature: 63 to 67°F at 07:30
Precipitation: none
Winds: calm to 5 mph from the south and west
Clothing: Skinsuit; ankle socks. Open-finger gloves. (A bit too warm.)
Bike: Trek 850
Time: 00:47:18 for 11.92 miles
Heart rate: 128 bpm average, 147 bpm maximum
Bikeway users: 4 pedestrians, 1 dog
Here is a playback of the ride. 8th Garmin day.

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