Friday, September 18, 2009

Colder and Darker

I rode to work twice this week. Both commutes were pretty uninspiring at about an hour for each leg. It's getting harder and harder to get motivated with the colder weather moving in, I have to plan more time to get dressed and the extra clothing does add a certain amount of discomfort while riding.

While I do love to sit and watch a sunrise, starting out in the dark and having the sun rise while I am riding is not really as romantic as it sounds :)

Yesterday, I asked myself why I was still doing this, riding from a distance most would consider a fair drive in their cars. Today, as I sit in the bus, I wish I had ignored the empty threat of rain and chosen the bike instead of the sleepy bus.

Okay, my whine is over ;) For those interested I'll be volunteering at the sweat check for the army run. Come and say hi, I'll be wearing my red Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon shirt from last year's race.


  1. i was surprised how fast i cooled off after my ride on tuesday night!! layers are most definitely needed soon! Enjoy the volunteering this weekend :)

  2. I'm so sorry to hear it's not much fun. Do you listen to anything while you ride? I find to have something in one ear really helps me stay motivated. Have a great weekend :)

  3. You should enjoy the cycle-commuting now... winter will be upon us before long. :(

    Have fun volunteering this weekend!