I rode to work all five days last week. Friday’s ride home against the 30+ mph winds was a bit tough.
Monday’s ride home from work was looking iffy when they issued a tornado warning for Glen Rose an hour before I got off. But the storm passed just south of Crowley as I was riding toward Crowley from the north. I never even felt a rain drop.
2011 days ridden to work: 69
2011 commuting mileage: 1668.1
I rode to work all five days this week. There will be no bike commuting next week; I’m on vacation. The wind was gusting to 50 mph on my ride home yesterday, making it the windiest day I’ve ever bike commuted on. Thankfully, it was blowing from the west northwest, a quartering tailwind that let me keep the bike right side up, though there were interesting moments here and there.
That was the worst blowing dust I’ve seen in a long time. My lung leftovers really don’t like that kind of dust in the air, especially while I’m huffing and puffing on a bike.
And the wind changed my vacation plans. Instead of spending today on Lake Fork, casting to bedding bass, I’ll be spending the day rebuilding my fence the wind blew down.
2011 days ridden to work: 64
2011 commuting mileage: 1545.6
I rode to work all five days again last week. March became the first calendar month that I’ve ever ridden to work every single work day of the month.
2011 days ridden to work: 56
2011 commuting mileage: 1,349.6