Monday, November 3, 2008

October review and 1000 miles

October came and went quickly. Missed posting the entire month so here is a quick review:

Just before leaving for 10 days in the southwest I hit 1000 miles on my commuter. The odometer is at 700, but I put at least 300 on the bike prior to getting the bike computer. It has also been three months without a car and a bike or public transportation as the only means of transport. I have to say I still really enjoy biking to work and everywhere else.

I used a site to measure the value of my 1000 miles. I guess I saved about $250. That just about pays for the bike. Can't remember how much carbon I kept out of the atmosphere, but it was kind of cool to see the numbers.

I now have a light for the commuter and a couple new bad weather pieces of gear; mainly a new jacket.

I broke the cord on the bike computer the other day and still haven't fixed it. The last mileage reading was 850 miles. It sure adds up.

Well, that's about it for this little update. I hope to be more active on the blog this month.

I will be doing a class on winter weather commuting at my work this month. Hope to have a pic or something to add from the class.