Friday, December 18

Cold and Dark

I rode to work this morning. I left around 5:45 and got to work about 6:30. It was dark. It was cold.

I need a brighter headlight. The one I have is great for visibility. It has three options for solid or flashing LEDs, but they aren't bright enough to shed much light. Most of my ride has street lights, so its not a huge deal, but Rooney Road is pretty dark. There's not much ambient light there either.

My car is gone. We dropped it off last night. We're officially a one car family now.

I need a few things to complete my bicycle commuter costume:

Fender for MTB
Waterproof shoes (NOT bike shoes, those are wa-ay too expensive)
Brighter light for road bike
Better winter gloves for cycling
Eventually a roof-top rack for the car

Extra tubes for MTB

And that should do it. I've been doing this long enough that I have my system down pretty good. I might pick up some of those garment bags I saw at REI. They fold your clothes so they aren't wrinkled and it would be much easier to keep stuff dry on nasty days.

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