Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Blinded by the Light

It's Wednesday and it has already been a long week. Monday and Tuesday were consumed by my trip to Atlanta. Today I went in to the office and it turned out to be a surprisingly busy day. After work I stopped to pick up The Bug at daycare. We got home and I helped feed Bug by making him a grilled cheese sandwich. We fed Bug and got him to bed and then I headed out for a ride. I really have never been a fan of night riding, but with the short days this time of year I don't have an alternative. I managed to get out for an hour on my mountain bike (but on the road) and had a pretty good ride. The temperature was perfect at about 63 degrees. Our neighborhood is loaded with deer, and I had a near miss with two of them. I worked in 5 hard 300 yard sprints and some good high cadence riding. Not too shabby for a Wednesday night I guess.

The Bug enjoying his appetizer of Kix and Goldfish.

A perfect night in Texas.

I definitely need a new light. I can't see that good at night as it is and this one isn't helping my cause.


Blogger lauren said...

something on your helmet for sure. there are some nice lights out there now for not that much.

once you have a light, night riding is sooper fun.

although we only do it in the dirt - and have lots of deer over where we live too.

1/10/07, 10:16 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Lauren - I was thinking a helmet light would help. I will have to check them out. I can't wait until we change the clocks ahead :)

1/11/07, 3:55 AM  
Blogger oldmanandhisbike said...

Night riding is a blast. Especially off-road. Trails you thought you knew become very unfamiliar!
Hey, at least you can go outside at night now and not come back with frostbite.

1/11/07, 2:05 PM  
Blogger Alicia said...

Dude! I get up at the crack of freaking midnight to ride in the dungeon for an hour before heading off to work - you don't know how good you got it ;-)
Tonight I'm near your neighborhood - Oklahoma - working - and the weather seems to follow me - ice storms tomorrow - I hope you escape them

1/11/07, 5:46 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Alicia - stay up in OK. Don't drag that shit down my way. I can't take it. :)

1/11/07, 7:38 PM  
Blogger bluecolnago said...

cateye doubleshot. 5 hours burn time.... 3 hour charge. awesome!

peace out, yo!

1/12/07, 4:48 AM  
Blogger Squirrel said...

63 degrees....holy bat poop...thats nice weather..I'm going out in 12 degree with 16mph wind today.....another alternative for less $$'s then the Cateye is CYGO Lights, I have this one and it does me well...


1/12/07, 5:36 AM  

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