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!