Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Slacker?

I haven't ridding for almost two weeks now, due to a combination of various post-work commitments and some brutal weather. Plus, I gave myself permission earlier in the fall to not ride when the bridge is covered in ice and snow and unrideable. Add that to the fact that I've already exceeded my mileage goal for the year, and I'm going to slack off. A body at rest tends to stay at rest. Though I did mess up and forgot to renew the tabs on the wagon. They expired at the end of November, and I got a not so friendly reminder left under my windshield yesterday when I parked at the Ft. Snelling park-n-ride. That plus temperatures without a negative sign, and the fact that I saw MN/Dot plowing the Mendota Bridge sidepath as I was driving home tonight might be enough to get me back on two wheels tomorrow.

In bloggy-type news, I changed the layout of ye olde blog from what I had before. It's much cleaner and simpler. You might want to pop outside your feedreader and take a look. I also added a new blogger gadget that shows who "followers" of the blog are. Interesting concept, but I'm not sure what purpose it serves. But, nothing ventured nothing gained. Feel free to follow me. Shouldn't be hard at this pace. ;-)

7 comments:

Apertome said...

I like the clean new look, but I think a header image would lend it a little more character. Also, your archives aren't displaying.

I've been lazy, too. It's so easy to let that happen in the winter ...

bother yam said...

Well, since we're all in the mood for confessing, I also haven't ridden for two weeks. There is a toxic combination occurring which consists of the following: a chest cold, a winter beater that needs completion, frigid temps and a brutal lack of sleep.

Thank you, I feel so much better...

midway cyclist said...

I took almost a month off after cyclocross season, and inertia hit hard. Always some excuse. Finally, i made the Hiwatha ride 2 weeks ago, then rode the following M-W through that first snow storm. This week the nasty cold kept me off for a couple of days, but I'm riding tomorrow for sure.

I found that Hiawatha ride just the ticket for easing back into winter riding. I need to try to make it this week too.

rigtenzin said...

The temps below 10 degrees have kept me off the bike.

Tex69 said...

#1 I'm a follower 'cause Pete is good people.

#2 Yes, I haven't been on the noble steed since last Tuesday. But it's all good. it'll happen again.

#3 The Holidays be yee upon us. What delights await us?

peace to you and your'uns (Jersey style, there)

Reflector Collector said...

Okay, safety in numbers. I feel better reading that others have not ridden either.

I like the new layout.

Anonymous said...

I haven't ridden in over a year. Got you all beat!

Joel