on bicycle commuting in calgary

I've been an on-again, off-again bicycle commuter for almost 2 decades. For the last couple of years, I've been riding my bike almost exclusively (as long as weather allows) from my house to work at the University. It's not a long ride - between 12-14 km, depending on my route - and much of it can be done off of streets, or on quiet residential streets. At the beginning of the riding season, I estimated that i might ride 2000km, or if I got lucky, maybe 2500km, before the end of the season. [Read More]

Starting the bike ride again

I started riding again this morning. I'd been on my butt for far too long, and almost 2 weeks of constant eating and relaxing on tropical beaches didn't help by any means. I'm not going to be hardcore. There's some craptastic weather scheduled for tonight, and the next couple of days, so I'll likely wuss out and bus it if it's white out. But at least I started. I picked up a bike computer on the weekend, so I don't have to track stuff manually (or through my blog). [Read More]