Getting closer to the elements

Well, after talking about it, I finally put my feet where the pedals were, and biked to work today.

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My Novara, the front facing one.

My original plan was to find time riding in on a weekend for some field research. But with the move, house painting (where my wife did most of the work), teaching my son Chinese, my son’s baseball, and other family activities, I couldn’t find the time. This morning I woke up a bit after 5 and decided, what the hell, might as well take it all the way today!

It was not bad at all. In fact, I enjoyed the whole thing. Going in: total distance 14.69km, average speed 18.60km/hr, peak speed 25.13km/hr, total time 47 minutes. Coming back: total distance 14.29km, average speed 18.35km/hr, peak speed 27.93km/hr, total time 46 minutes. Thanks Liz for riding with me on the way back. It’s nice to have a partner returning with you, with more people milling out and about than in the morning.

Well, I went to work without shaving, breakfast and shower. Not that I am set out to win a bushy beard competition or anything like that. While I am at it, I gave up on hairy chest competition long time ago. I’ve got to say, it’s not bad. I was a bit tired in the early afternoon. A quick snack of a banana and cheese stick provided enough fuel on the way back. I did save up a set of toothbrush and toothpaste at work. It’s good to brush after lunch anyway.

I am really excited and look forward to do more of it! Time to bed. Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. 早睡早起身体好!

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