For most of the last month, the weather has been gorgeous (mid-60's) and perfect for biking. Gone are the days when a 20 mile ride was a novelty. Now, I go out of my way to add the extra miles onto a tour around town (almost always an effort to complete errands). I've also noticed that rather than biking on some of the larger roads where I can get to and from home much faster (but where I also tend to get yelled at from drivers), I've been taking longer, meandering rides through neighborhoods for a more relaxing (and abuse-free) ride. Let's just say, I'm loving it!
Of course, it's December now, and even Texas has gotten blustery. But to be honest, it's not the cold that gets to me (with layers on, I usually end up sweaty even on the coldest winter days). No, it's the wind that bites - though granted, I don't normally bike in 30 mph winds. The good news, though, is I didn't have to worry that my tofu would go bad on the long, grueling ride from the local natural food store to home (again, almost completely against the wind). I mean, it's perfect refrigerator weather outside, so my tofu stayed nice and cool. Hey, I can always find something to be thankful about.
Oh, just one more thing. Obviously I'm getting stronger because those 30 mph winds I mentioned didn't knock me on my butt. Yeah for pedal power!
P.S. Don't you just love the toilet paper bungee-corded on the back of the bike?