It has been too long since my last post. I have been very busy lately and, ironically, the more I ride my bike the less time I have to write about it.
That being said, I have ridden fairly often since the rainy season ended. Now I have to put up with the colder weather and riding home in the dark. I must say that I am not a fan of night riding. For me, part of the enjoyment is being able to see nature and what is around me. I also enjoy feeling the sunlight. I still enjoy the ride but daylight is better.
I am also somewhat of a cold wimp, which is why I left Chicago 24 years ago. Surprisingly, riding during the heat of the Florida summer did not bother me but the cold is going to take a bit of getting used to. Yesterday morning was in the low 50’s which is okay standing still but on the bike it is a bit chilli. I also misplaced my gloves which didn’t help.
On another note, I discovered an app for my Android phone that is pretty interesting. It is called Map My Ride. It basically records your ride using GPS and allows you to share it or just keep it for your records. It give you calories burned, distance, average speed, etc.. There are many other things it can do that I haven’t explored yet.
My problem is that I forget to pause it when I stop or turn it off when I am finished. The other day it mapped my trip through the grocery store when I stopped to pick up food for lunch.
With Thanksgiving around the corner and company coming to stay with us, it looks like I may not be back on my bike again until next Monday. I hope everyone (at least in the U.S.) enjoys your holiday.