Monday, May 04, 2015

Welcome to May

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May is National Bike Month. Next week is National Bike to Work Week with the events culminating on Friday, the 15th, National Bike to Work Day! That out of the way, rest assured Melody and I will not be biking to MY workplace as I am on the other side of the average spectrum.

My workplace is not within five miles of home base. My workplace is over 10 miles from home base. Further, I am a good distance away from being in the kind of shape that can do 10+ miles once a day, let alone, twice.






Never-the-less, I do plan, hope, and expect to increase my time aboard Melody. I will pedal the month away as the weather and my body allows. May Spring bleed into Summer and good biking weather be the norm rather than the exception. Happy pedaling.


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23 comments:

  1. Anonymous7:29 AM

    Hi. I'm Jessica. I chose to comment as Anonymous as my present blog profile is not from any of the click down choices and I can't sign in.

    10 miles is a long distance. What if you get too tired to work after you reach your office office?

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    1. Hi Jessica. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment. Ten miles is a long distance, longer than I've done in a single stretch in a long time. Too long. Rest assured I won't attempt until I know I can handle not just the ride but the aftermath (working) as well. ;-)

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  2. I would bike to work except... I work out of the house so it would be biking down the stairs. Though I make up for it in the summer because the island we go to is a biking-everywhere island. No one drives once you arrive. So taking my biking week late.

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    1. I have ridden to work before, when I was younger and worked nearer to home. If I did work within 5 miles I would ride every day the weather allowed.

      A bike-only island. Love.

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  3. I miss biking! I bike commuted in Chicago and Denver for 5 years. I used to have 7 mile commutes and really need to get back to biking daily. I feel a little motivated knowing it is bike month!

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  4. Yeah, 10 miles is way to much. Hoping at some point I'll join you biking.

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  5. I've biked to work a few times...it is up hill both ways. :D And it is 10km (6.2mi). So while less than 10mi, it is too much for me to do often, plus I'm lazy. Some of the times I have biked to work, I'll take the bus home that day and then do the reverse the next day.

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    1. I've done that too. In a pinch I could take my bike on a bus (most buses are equipped with racks) for part of the journey--but that feels like too much hassle. If I'm on my bike, I'm riding it unless it is disabled.

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  6. I think Melissa should bike down the stairs.

    I'm not a big biker, but I have to take my car in for an oil change this week and I'm thinking about taking the bike on the back and riding home and back to the shop instead of waiting hours. Your post may be just the push I need.

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    1. LOL...unless of course, there is a bend. I have biked down stairs, outdoors. It was scary.

      Yay. Roll on.

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  7. I live in a very windy and hilly city, and my house is at the top of a hill. If I biked into town, it would mostly be downhill. Coming home however, would be no fun! We see the occasional person slogging up the gorge road, barely moving on the steep slope. I like the idea of cycling on the flat though.

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    1. Yes, that would be a challenge for sure. I rode around one of the local parks yesterday with some inclines. Tough, but a good work-out.

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  8. I keep trying to comment on your blog and it doesn't seem to show up... I am distressed....

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    1. ::so sorry:: ::sad face:: I am pleased you kept trying. Yay.

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  9. I'm a fair weather bike commuter but I live about 5 miles from work so it's doable.

    I love that graphic!

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    1. It is cool isn't it? I sm saving up and trimming down {trying} to award my efforts with a logo tee shirt.

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  10. I don't bike to work as I would be there is about 10 pedals : )

    I have been out riding but I am doing figure 8s around my neighborhood, not confident yet to pedal too far away lest I can't make it home. But every time I go a little further and as soon as the lilacs bloom I will be itching to ride out in the country. This is nothing like a morning ride out in the sweet country air.

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    1. 8TH doing 8s.
      One of the major drawbacks of my long commute is not only getting home so late in the evening but the energy drain putting the cabash on most weekday evening excursions. Working on some kind of adjustment. Slow going but this year better than last, so far.

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  12. I'm tempted to ride the old bike up and down the stairs inside the house you've got so much enthusiasm! That would be the distance from home to work.

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    1. Well, slow your roll. I wouldn't advocate stair riding.. (especially indoors). ;-)

      Heck yeah, enthusiastic. Have to be toward getting creaky knees even partially on board.

      The distance is bad enough, but in city traffic at am and pm commute times. If taking public transp takes me nearly two hours, I shudder to think how long it would take me (especially in my current state).

      Oy. :-)

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