Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving Week-end Family Bike Ride!

Looks like we'll have the weather on our side for this Sunday's family bike ride.
Meet-up: Noon, Sunday, 11/28, South Mountain Reservation, Dog Park Parking Lot
Maybe we'll see some of those flocks of wild turkeys, running off into the woods...
All ages welcome! Ride will be led by experienced SOMbike reservation riders.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

SOMbike films: Bike Stories

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I wanted to present the first in a series of short videos profiling local residents who love bikes. The common theme in these videos will be personal stories about riding bikes and how it is a part of their life.

Thanks so much to Nick for helping with this
and Jeff for shooting

Thursday, November 4, 2010

I rode in the cold rain today

I'm trying to figure out what it takes to ride in so-called bad weather. As Minnesotans are known for saying, there's no bad weather, only bad clothing.

I took the dogs for their morning walk and paid careful attention to where I was uncomfortable. Mostly, my neck got cold.

I had to see a client a mile away, and it always strikes me as highly wasteful to drive short distances. I wore sneakers, wool trousers, wool socks, a dress shirt, a wool sweater, a polar fleece gator, a baseball cap, a helmet, carpenter's goggles, and winter gloves. It did the trick. I was not uncomfortable at all. Wool stays warm, even when wet. Cold rain is a particular challenge. Warm rain is fine, and cold, dry days are OK, too. I think I'm onto something here. Let's see if I can keep it up in the worst wintery weather.