Monday, January 12, 2009

Getting Light Outside

It's been awhile since my last post -- but I don't have a whole lot to write about -- I simply haven't been biking much. There have been the occasional trips outside when the weather has been nice, but there has been nothing with me and commuting -- it's been far too dark. Yes, there are those bicyclists out there who think it's NEVER too dark to bike - but I disagree. Some of the places I go through are quite heavily trafficked, and if there is even a question about whether or not I can be seen (despite my very flamboyantly orange reflective getup), I don't want to risk it.

My last trip into the office was in late October . . . the Winter Solstice was on December 21, and now, I'm leaving the office to daylight. Mind you, it's still near pitch-black by the time I get home, but we're moving in the right direction. I think, by the end of February, I'll be back on the road.

My goal this year is to bike 5,000 miles . . . if I can average 4 trips to work a week, we're looking at 31 weeks to get there - which leaves me just shy, until I consider weekend rides and charity rides, and a biking vacation this summer. I think I'll get there -- but we'll track progress here.

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