Sunday, December 30, 2012

2012 in review


Well, it will hopefully be raining tomorrow so I will close out my year in review today for commuting to work on bike. Based on available days to ride, I rode to work 162 days and drove 76 days. That gave me a 68% bike commute rate which is 3.4 days a week out of a possible 5 days per week. It was a good bike commute year at the expense of having little rain to keep me off the bike. I hope to see more of you out there on the bike on your way in to work. Have a Happy New Year!


Saturday, December 15, 2012

Winter arrived (and left already)


Yes, winter has arrived. We had some cold mornings this week. Monday I was able to see my tire path on the wooden creek bridges due to a very light snow fall over night. I love seeing that as it is not very common in Texas. Then there were a couple cold mornings in the low 20's. That is winter to me! Nice to have long sleeved jerseys and gloves.

Oh, but wait, it is back in the 70's this weekend. Forget what I said about winter and enjoy the spring riding conditions!


Monday, December 3, 2012

A new Plano / Allen connection is looking good!


At 75 and Chase Oaks, Plano is finishing up on a great connection of their Bluebonnet trail to Allen. They now have a bridge going over Rowlett Creek. Looks like the trail work connecting it to the Bluebonnet is almost finished. This is a great new addition as I will be able to get on right across from Texas Instruments and ride that section to get over the creek and under 75. That avoids my riding on Legacy and having to cross over central into the left turn lane to get on the service road. That has not been easy in traffic (especially in the dark recently).

Now all we need is for Allen to take the connection and connect it to other trails in Allen and we will really be moving along!

Enjoy the ride!