Tuesday, October 23, 2012

51 Degrees

-O2 Jacket
-Socks & shoes
-Full fingered gloves
-cotton shirt

Was a little warm.

Monday, October 22, 2012

47°, wind chill 45°

-O2 jacket
-bike shorts
-bike shoes & socks
-quick dry shirt
-full fingered gloves

Was comfortable, although my finger tips were a bit cold at first.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

45 degrees

-O2 jacket
-socks & shoes
-short-fingered bike gloves

Fingers were really cold most of the ride. Chest was comfortable. Had to close vents for the first half.

Friday, October 5, 2012

New Brakes

This morning on my ride into work, I kept on thinking how loud the brakes were on the car next to me, but then later on when I stopped at a light, and there were no cars next to me, I realized that it was actually me. Thinking back, I had been noticing that my braking performance on my rear brakes had been deteriorating. So today at lunch I rode my bike over to my local bike shop here at work, and replaced the brake pads. They were pretty worn, where little metal fragments were showing in the pads.

Riding back to the office, with the new brake pads, made me realize how much of a difference new pads will make, feel like I can actually stop on a dime (or maybe a quarter....).