Monday, March 16, 2009

First of the Year

Well, I managed to get out on Saturday ... about 45 miles from Etra Park Lake to New Egypt and back.

All in all, I didn't feel too bad. In fact, pretty good, although I was glad to see the car park at the end. I felt a bit of a fraud. Some riders have done over 1000 miles already this year and are completing 100 miles/day in preparation for a double century ride. I'll be happy with the upcoming 5 Boro Bike Tour ...

Anyway, the bike ran well, very quietly in fact. I like a quiet bike. Most tick and whirr ... mine's nice and quiet ... mmmmm ...

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Back on the Chain Gang

Last weekend was very mild, so I actually got out on my bike!!!

I did about 30 miles, calling in at Halter's to make them jealous, and generally feeling rather better than I thought I might.

Last evening also saw me attending Princeton FreeWheelers' annual meeting. We heard a presentation from Trenton Boys' and Girls' Club who are starting a bike workshop project. I also bumped into a couple of riders from the Griggstown Grind. We're all looking forward to getting going again.

The coming weekend also seems promising, so I'm going to try a group ride and hope I'm not too embarrassed.

Monday, March 09, 2009

Daylight Saving Time

So, we've sprung forward and we're in summer time.

It means that for a couple of weeks the time difference between EST and GMT is just four hours rather than the usual five and sunset will now be around 7.00EST this evening ... a bit longer and I'll be able to cycle to and from work.