Friday, March 26, 2010

Happy Friday!

It's Critical Mass.

"Over the head" shot.

"Down under me" shot of Schwinn.

"Me with my Winter fur" shot.

It was a little nippy out there today, but still a good turnout(60+), I thought, for a March Critical Mass ride. One guy did get taken down right in front of me, when one of the peddle cops decided to stop and shove his bike into they guy when he strayed over the yellow line. Seemed kind of excessive. Like the cop just snapped and decided somebody's going down. But for the most part things seem to be pretty good with the police. They send some bike cops along with us and have a few squad cars in the back. We ride around the city yelling "Happy Friday!".

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

What I Wear to Stay Warm: A Warm Heart Doesn't Require Cold Hands: Keeping Hands Toasty in Subzero Weather

These Smartwool liner gloves are a must. By themselves, they're good for me down into the high 20's on a bike. Plus, you can do things that require some dexterity. The Smartwool gloves are perfect for when you want add some warmth to heavier gloves or these mitten gloves. And if the big ones get too hot, the liner gloves will keep the chill off your hands.

Mitten Gloves

Warm arms are important too. I use these Pearl iZumi arm warmers. They're nice because you can pull them off, when you get to your destination or you can bring them with you just in case you need some extra layers on the ride home.