Update Action

(I don’t have any good photos that correspond to biking, so there’s no picture in today’s entry. Sad.)

I haven’t updated in a while, so I figured it was a good time to do so.

Today is the second day this week that I’ve biked to work. Now that it’s not oppressively hot, I should be able to do this more often. My goal for next week is to ride all four days (I’m taking Monday off so that Carrie and I can go to Six Flags.)

I’ve been mixing my route up a bit. On Tuesday I rode home on the lakefront path instead of taking the streets. And this morning I rode that way in.

It adds a little over 3 miles to the commute (on streets it’s 6.9 miles, on the path it’s 10.7), but door-to-door it’s only about ten minutes longer (due to the fact that I can go faster on the path, plus there’s no stopping for most of the ride).

It’s definitely a great way to go home – as long as I leave work by 2:30 and miss all the jackasses strolling along the path four-abreast. It’s great to be able to scoot along at a faster clip without being interrupted – plus, there are much fewer girls in bikinis on Lincoln Avenue than at North Avenue Beach 🙂

On the way in it was a different story – much windier, so my average speed dropped from 15 mph to 9. Slowed me down a lot, but it was still fun.

Today I’m watching the weather – we’re supposed to get some pretty strong storms around 3 PM. So I figure if I leave work by 2, I should be safe. I don’t really want to ride home in high winds and torrential downpour!

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~ by Matt Stratton on August 25, 2006.

11 Responses to “Update Action”

  1. Great America? You should pop over to our house afterwards.

  2. Great America? You should pop over to our house afterwards.

  3. That’s a great idea. Carrie thinks so too. Great America is only open until 5 PM on Monday, so as long as you guys will be home, we should do that.

    Is Jay back from the UK yet?

  4. An authoratative “ON YOUR LEFT!” seems to be enough to get the jackasses off the path…if they don’t trip over themselves in surprise. The good news is that once you run over them, they’ll never hog the path again!

  5. An authoratative “ON YOUR LEFT!” seems to be enough to get the jackasses off the path…if they don’t trip over themselves in surprise. The good news is that once you run over them, they’ll never hog the path again!

  6. Also, in theory, the area by North Avenue Beach (where this happened) is supposedly a “slow” zone for bikes and you’re even (again, in theory) supposed to WALK your bike through there.

    Nobody does, of course.

  7. Also, in theory, the area by North Avenue Beach (where this happened) is supposedly a “slow” zone for bikes and you’re even (again, in theory) supposed to WALK your bike through there.

    Nobody does, of course.

  8. Jason has been back for a week. Let us know if you indeed want to stop by so we can get you directions and Jason will know if he should move his marathon training run to Wed.

  9. We are 100% wanting to stop by, and will 100% do so. You can just email me the directions to my gmail address. I don’t know how long it takes to get to your place from Six Flags, but I’m guessing that traffic at that time of day will be terrible, etc…but we’re going to stay until close (5 pm) and then head to your place right from there!

  10. A “Chad” is the male equivelent of a “Trixie”.

  11. A “Chad” is the male equivelent of a “Trixie”.

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