We had more beautiful weather on Thursday, and I forgot to write out a bill that needed to go in the mailbox, so I decided to ride home at lunch and complete another Utilitaire. 9 down, 3 to go…
On the way back I ducked back into Wyman Park again and explored a little more to kill time and actually take a full lunch hour for a change. I found a trail that follows Stony Run all the way to Remington Ave. It’s mild singletrack with a few log crossings and a pretty steep drop-off so the 1 speed and it’s newly changed slickish tires was not the ideal machine. Made it through ok.
If we get any snow in March it’s my fault. Removed the studded tires from the commuter. I don’t hate riding on my old Continental Contacts that I promised myself I would use up as much as I remember. I also replaced the saddle with one of the spares from the ‘take-off’ bin. The Titec was not my fave. The last time I gave this Nashbar a try I was 35lbs heavier and my butt was a different shape so I figured I’d give it a whirl again…
Control# | Type: 9 | Lunch (category 2 – second use)
Date | Week: 3/8/2012 | week 6
Distance: 5.4 miles (approximately. This bike doesn’t have a computer.)
Where: Home (from work)
What did I learn? Observations above. I found that for riding to and from work, if there’s going to be a stiff wind, I want it to be coming from the southwest. Nearly my entire ride was in gusty conditions, but I barely noticed because they were all crosswinds. I still have more exploring to do in that little park. Taking Pugsley back out next free weekend I have… I originally wanted to do all the categories, but realized that isn’t going to work out. I feel pretty good about the substitutions so far because they’ve been unique and I’ve seen something new on each route.