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Nice first ride in the COLD.


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I hope everyone gets a chance to ride today. What a lovely day! I would have taken a picture or two, but my phone is down for the count. Rode from Evanston to Hyde Park and back (with obligatory stop at Bonjour Cafe). Chicago really does have a beautiful skyline.

Most dangerous commute ever this morn.  No fun.  Hope it's safer on the way home.

I got soaked this morning, but was on the road so early (misread the alarm clock) there was next to no traffic. So, wet, but not dangerous (as far as I could tell).

How so?


Were you commuting through high crime areas?

When I woke up to Lisa Labuz on WBEZ this morning, she was incredulously commenting to the traffic reporter that one of her colleagues had ridden his bike to work despite the terrible wind.  Uh oh, I thought. Maybe I should take the subway.  

So, I took the dogs for a walk, and found that it was windy, but we have all ridden in way worse.  Yes, I rode my bike to work today, and I did not blow away.  In fact, I did not even have one of those "gust stopped me in my tracks" moments. 

Way to make it happen! I know exactly what you mean by those gusts!

Yesterday I went on a ride after work and while I didn't get blown off my bike, the windy rain did a good job of convincing me to shorten my ride. 

I had a different experience this morning.

Three times I had to counter steer the wind from pushing me sideways onto traffic or parked cars.



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