Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Just Numbers today

Today's Mileage: 5.1 miles
2007 Year to Date Mileage: 373 miles


Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Commute to Work

The day started off cold - in the mid 30's. By the end of the day it was in the mid 60's. Since it was going to be so warm coming home, I braved the cold and rode in to work today.

Today's Mileage: 3.6 miles
2007 Year to Date Mileage: 367.9 miles


Monday, October 29, 2007

Riding in the 'Hood

Did a ride around the neighborhood and along the Greenbelt's West Trail.

Today's Mileage: 9 miles
2007 Year to Date Mileage: 364.3 miles

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Saturday, October 20, 2007

Just Numbers today

Today's Mileage: 19.7 miles
2007 Year to Date Mileage: 355.3 miles

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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Clif Bar 2-mile Challenge

Clif Bar has started a great campaign called the 2 Mile Challenge. The idea is that 40% of urban travel in the US is less than 2 miles per trip. If people would bike more for some of these trips it will improve their health and save on car emissions, which is good for our air, too. Clif Bar's 2 Mile Challenge has some fun features to educate and entertain, including a slick Google Map to show you how far a two mile radius can get you in your town. Here's mine:

Clearly, I can easily bike anywhere within the bypass and downtown in the Big O. It's true that their are plenty of banks, drugstores, grocery stores, and restaurants within my 2 mile radius. So, the trick is to try and slowly change my thinking to bike somewhere instead of hopping in the car. However, I don't think I'll be lugging my month's worth of groceries home on the bike,
but I will use my cloth bags more often at the grocery. Every little bit helps!


Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Nice fall day to Commute to Work

It's finally getting a bit cool. It's only October - about time! So last night I decided to ride the short trip to the gym, get a workout in and ride home. It was a tad dark on the way home, but I didn't have far to go. This morning there was a slight chill in the air. It's finally cooling off and autumn may actually be here now, instead of a lingering, hot summer. It was nice riding home, though. Commuting to work or home from work is a nice way to get some exercise in and release some work stress before coming home.

I'm still shooting for 500 miles this year. I know that's not much for more serious riders, but I gotta start somewhere. I need to get some longer rides in on the weekends and keep commuting 1 or 2 days a week to work and I should be fine.

Today's Mileage: 4.7 miles
2007 Year to Date Mileage: 335.6 miles


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