Thursday, February 17, 2011


So.  Both yesterday and today I rode my bike to and from work.  For those of you who don't live in Anchorage, it is extremely slick out there.  Like the-roads-might-as-well-be-ice-rinks slick.  Where there isn't ice, there is dry pavement, so it is interesting to bike on to say the least.  Many of the sidewalks are much worse, because people walked on them when they were wet, then they froze with footprints in them, which are dangerous to bike over because your tire can slip down into the footprints and voile! You and your bike slam down on the ice.  Because of this I have been trying to go pretty slow and pay attention to the surfaces I'm biking over.  I have also decided to wear my ski helmet instead of just a normal bike helmet for extra protection in case my head hits the ice (which is likely to happen sooner or later, it's just Murphy's law).  Here is a picture of my cycling get up from yesterday morning.  

This was at about 9:20am...and it was 0 degrees.  
Can you see my breath?

For all those cyclists out there, it might interest you to know that the Susitna 100 is this Saturday.  I know quite a few people involved in the event this year, and all but two are biking.  Everyone I know who is doing it is from my work, except one:  Jill.  Jill is a cyclist/ultra-runner who used to live in Alaska and now lives in Montana.  Hers was one of the first blogs I followed and still read it regularly.  I've never actually met Jill, which is sort of ironic since we lived in Homer at the same time, and later Anchorage, but whatever, I love her blog.  You should check it out :)

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