Monday, March 12, 2012
The best parking spot I can get, early bird special, is $7.00/day in the building I work in. It's nice if you can get it but the reality is that it's $18/day if I don't get here before 7:00am.
I can only add part of the gas and wear and tear on my truck as a savings because a friend is using it for their commute of about 6 miles round trip a day. Still with gas at about $3.00 a gallon right now and at about 22mpg in the truck on a good day on the highway, a 4 mile trip saves me about $1 a day.
The Federal numbers give me about 55 cents a day for wear and tear at about $2.25/day (4 x .555) in savings.
$7 + $1 + $2.25 = $10.25 or really about $10/day in savings.
All this means is that my bike pretty much pays for itself in about 160 days of riding... How many folks can say that about the car they just bought???
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Thursday, March 8, 2012
Thursday, March 1, 2012
35F felt like 30 with cloud cover and cool wind blowing in.
Just one dip on the road who didn't right hook me but came darn close...
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
75 miles on the Odo. 30F on the ride in this am. 5-15mph gusts from the West...
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Sunday was windy and chilly and a trip to the Mercury Cafe for a bday lunch and then the Great Divide for a couple of samplers with a good friend was well worth it.
The wind turned into a nice tailwind home. Thru the park to look at some possible City Park Jazz locations and then home to do a little bicycle therapy.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Friday, February 24, 2012
33F and another headwind. Gotta love that. I felt like a slug on the trip home.
4 way stops. While I appreciate the gesture, not really, don't wave me thru a stop. It's the law that I have to follow and I would hope that the tank drivers here in Denver would help me and other cyclists by following the same law.
28F slight headwind.
Most of the roads were clear and the one spot with a full sheet of ice had me white knuckling the bars at 5mph. I'm alive and I'm not sure I'll get fully comfortable on ice/snow, it's a start.
Fast. The new setup is very quick and nimble. Shifting is smooth and getting used to trigger shifter v twist took a bit with gloves on.
Ride home was smooth and easy. Going up the hill at 16th and Lincoln was very nice... The new gearing setup and the Alfine hub work well together.