I don't mind riding at night in the neighborhoods of the south hill, or even downtown so much, but my commute home in the dark has always given me pause. Getting to Hangman Valley Road requires me to ride down the 195 or Hatch hill. I still do it, but have taken steps to feel more secure. First, my life insurance is up to date with the monthly payment paid electronically and automatically every month. Second, got a Tri newt LED light that looks to be about as bright as a headlight. Third, and most recently, I bought a new jacket:
February 18, 2009
February 12, 2009
February 9, 2009
I finally managed to get my hands on some studded tires big enough for the Big Dummy. Mid winter is not the time to find deals on studs. Seems like they are all limited production.
February 8, 2009
Schmoopie turned 11 on Friday. I've reached the age where I don't really like my birthday because I feel old, and I like my kids' birthdays even less because they make me feel even older. Of course we like to celebrate their birthdays and make it a fun time. The big gift this year was a point and shoot digital camera (Boofis got one for her birthday too). It is amazing how fresh and creative they are with the photos they've taken.