Tag Archives: biking

Hiatus

I took an unplanned hiatus. At some point in the late winter and early spring, I stopped riding the bus and I started being busy with the house. I haven’t had a chance to sit down and sort out my thoughts. Now, I have a moment, as I wait for Ellie to wake up and we can get ready for a wedding in the Minneapolis area. I don’t think the work that comes with owning a home has dipped into my time as much as Continue reading →

Biking

So we are closing on the house next week and then moving in a week later. At that point, I’ll have a 6 mile bike ride to work or a 45 minute bus ride, with a transfer. I’m going to opt for the bike ride. I’ve biked year round before, when I worked for the UW Arboretum and it was a five mile bike ride to and from work. The distance doesn’t bother me, the roads do. Madison is all about keeping the lakes surrounding Continue reading →

On Bikes

I am a bike rider, and I always have been. All through primary school, until I got a car, I rode my bike to and from school everyday. Even in rain and snow and freezing temperatures. In college I rode it a ton too, one winter commuting five miles each way to work, five days a week. Now, I bike to work when the weather suits. I don’t push myself through the snow and rain if I don’t have to because I have a bus Continue reading →

Gym membership

Here’s what I want, a gym membership I can pay for on a month to month basis, and it doesn’t cost extra for doing so. Ellie and I just got out of our membership to a gym because we stopped going because it was on the other side of town. The co react we signed with them said we needed to move at least 20 miles from the nearest branch to get out of it. We didn’t. I used one of my health insurance bills Continue reading →

Fixing the Beacon Coronet Fixie

On my bike ride into work each day, there’s this corner where I cut through a parking lot. It’s easier to swing the corner this way because it is at the bottom of the hill and I pick up too much speed to slow down comfortably and I don’t want to fly out into traffic since it’s a very busy road. So the parking lot shortcut it is. But, unlike the slope down to the corner, this shortcut actually has a bit of an incline. Continue reading →