Thursday, June 11, 2009

Rain, rain, rain...

We've been getting a lot of rain over the past 3 months, and it is eating into my cycling. I was going to ride to work every day this week, but rain on Monday and today (Thurs) has kept me in the truck. I did get to ride Tues and Wed, and plan to ride tomorrow if the rain stops.

Since May 18, I have prevented the release of 416 lbs of carbon dioxide (CO2) from my truck by commuting by bike. If you are interested in how I arrived at that calculation, check my earlier blog on this subject. I have a personal goal of saving 1 ton (2000 lbs) of CO2 this year by commuting by bike to work and other places I would normally drive by truck.

One good thing about the rain is that it allows my legs to recover a bit. Although I must say that I am feeling pretty darn good lately on the bike. I have accumulated 1582 miles since Jan 1, which is almost as much as I rode all of 2008.

We've got a great deal of good cycling weather coming up, so I realize this rain is a temporary and probably necessary respite.

Hope the sun shines on all of you out there! Keep on riding!


jeff said...

Just think of how green everything will be when you do ride.

Mike J said...

We've been having great weather in Seattle this month which is super rare. We must have swapped you weather. I don't want to trade back!

Big Oak said...

Well, everything is definitely green. I hope it doesn't turn excessively dry like it did last summer here. It seems lately like one extreme follows another.