As most everyone knows, this week is bike to work week. I'd bike to work everyday if I lived closer, but work and home are in two different towns in two different counties. It's good to have a special week to get me motivated for the ride to work. The weather is getting pretty nice now, so a wind vest, arm and leg warmers, and skull cap were all that were needed. I take the long way to work when on the bicycle. The traffic is light, and the scenery is awesome. I saw lots of birds and deer. I even saw Marcus at the county line today.
Total bicycle miles today: 50 - Total car miles: 0
I rode a little bit at lunch today too. I rode with the Mountain Bike gang at lunch, but then Jon broke his chain. We dinked around fixing that, and then Todd and I ended up just doing the Kings Canyon road climb.
The ride home was a bit more challenging. The first order of business was rounding up a mother duck and her ducklings. They were attempting to cross a busy street, and I chased them back out of traffic. I doubt I did any good though...they probably just crossed when I left. There was sagebrush on both sides, so I'm not sure where they were headed.
All westward roads had a strong headwind that made it slow going. Conversely, all east bound roads were fast. Top gear screaming fast.
Genoa makes a good rest stop on the commute. They have nice tables and bathrooms at the park.
Tomorrow is the Ride of Silence in Carson City at 7:00 PM.
"On May 16, 2007, at 7:00 PM, the Ride of Silence™ will begin in North America and roll across the globe. Cyclists will take to the roads in a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. Although cyclists have a legal right to share the road with motorists, the motoring public often isn't aware of these rights, and sometimes not aware of the cyclists themselves. Join this national event by meeting in the Capital Complex Park north of the Legislative Building in Carson City (Stewart Street Side) for a slow and silent ride around town - about one hour long..."
More details about Bike to work Week can be found at the Muscle Powered site.
I'll be adding Bike to Work Week photos to Flickr throughout the week.