UPDATE: It is now snowing outside. If it continues for the next 45 min, I will have my first ride in snow. With no proper rain/snow gear...and in a skirt!
ok-back to our regularly scheduled post:
Today was day one of the Pact to ride at least 3 days this week. Luckily for me, the roads were pretty empty, with most of the world having today off. Not I. It was a lovely ride, albeit a bit on the warm side (45 degrees). I spent a lot of time this weekend on Mick Jagger (my bike, who I plan to introduce you to later this week), and my legs were more tired than I expected. The ride was lovely despite all of this.
Last night I was getting ready to head to church and I had an internal struggle about how to get there. It is literally 7-10 blocks away and I normally ride, rain or shine. Yesterday, however, I was exhausted and feeling pretty crappy. I stood in my apartment, debating about what to do. Standing there I realized that I am never going to make strides in becoming car free if I continue to freely give myself the choice to drive. So, I grabbed my gloves and hauled Mick down the stairs.
Once I arrived I was so glad that I had ridden. The switch from a driver to a car-lite rider is not going to be easy, but I am determined. And last night was one tiny victory in the battle I wage with myself.
On a side note, my outfit for today is: pink tights, black knee socks, black boots, black skirt. Pink thermal shirt, grey sweater. I wore gloves, helmet (yuck) and a scarf. Was toasty the whole way.
Will report in tomorrow. Enjoy your ride.