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A blog of my experience thoughts and adventures as I try to ride a bike to work every day to save on gas and be a good steward of the environment and my personal health.

Owner: AdronD

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Language: English

Tags: bicycling, bike riding, bike commuting, alternative transportation, Bicyclist journal

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Latest Blog Posts for Ride Your Bike To Work Every Day, a Journal

  • on Apr 21, 2015 in lessons learned
    I don't mind riding in the rain as long as it is not cold; so when the weather finally warmed up again and the snow melted it was time to get back into my routine of bicycle riding.  It was spring, and it was raining but it was warm.The rain was...
  • What Happens When Wearing a Rain Poncho While Riding A Bicycle?
    on Apr 21, 2015 in lessons learned
    I don't mind riding in the rain as long as it is not cold; so when the weather finally warmed up again and the snow melted it was time to get back into my routine of bicycle riding.  It was spring, and it was raining but it was warm.The rain was...
  • Review of my New Bike Schwinn Discovery Hybrid
    on Jan 2, 2015 in equipment
    My old huffy mountain bike was getting old and was taking more of my time to work on it than I was riding it. The last straw was a rear tire that was out of true and needed to be replaced entirely.WHY THIS BIKEWe looked over the internet and did a lo...
  • How I Fixed My Bicycle's Derailleur- Sort Of.
    on Dec 29, 2014 in equipment
    I have had ongoing problems with my old huffy that I bought from Toys R Us years ago. I have ridden in to work daily for a long time.It has proved to be a good transport for the money, in fact it has been a great transport when I consider the savings...
  • How I Rode Home With A Broken Gear Derailluer
    on Dec 15, 2014 in fickle fate
    I admit I do not take good care of my things so I accept it when they fall apart; and that is just what happened as I was bicycling on my way home.I should have taken warning when the eight year old bicycle was complaining in the morning. I could sen...
  • How I Prepare for Bicycling In Extreme Cold
    on Dec 6, 2014 in lessons learned
    The other day the temperature was about 30 degrees with a wind chill in the single digits. Since my son had the car I had no option but to bicycle the seven miles to work.I know there is some high tech gear for cold weather riding but I am just the m...
  • What is it like to bicycle in autumn?
    on Nov 28, 2014 in safety
    Autumn is one of the best times to ride a bicycle. The cool air keeps you from getting too hot, the beauty of the changing seasons surround you, and the humidity is down so you don't get sticky.I enjoy seeing the change in the local scenery. Gardens...
  • How Traffic Rhythims Affect The Quality Of Bicycling To Work
    on Nov 19, 2014 in lessons learned
    I never considered that traffic patterns could have such a major effect on the enjoyment and safety of bicycling to work, until I was late to work and saw different activities on the road.I try to leave for work with enough time to cope with all the...
  • How I Rode Eight Miles On A Flat Tire.
    on Oct 13, 2014 in adventures
    I admit I am not the kind of guy who spends a lot of time with details. I do not get the oil changed in my car every 3,000 miles like the manual says I should. I do not change the filter on my home air conditioning every 90 days like I am supposed to...
  • When I lost my lunch while bicycling to work.
    on Sep 27, 2014 in life lessons
    I should have not been surprised that forgetting one of the little details before my bike ride will lead to a very bad day.It is hard enough to manage the details of the morning but when you bicycle to work there are added dimensions to getting ready...
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