Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Ride home for Wednesday, 29 August

With most of the traffic seemingly still stuck in town, the ride home was pretty quiet. Had fun going up Central when I found that the front derailleur was a smidgen low and the chain dropped off as I tried to move into bottom gear. A quick poke with the Philips attachment on my multitool and all was well.

Distance logged: 7.602km
Time: 26:19
Average speed: 17.3km/hr
Max speed: 43.8 km/hr
Temperature: 23C, sunny
Cumulative distance: 3089.207km
Cumulative cost per km: $0.27
Monthly distance: 356.982km
Monthly cost per km: $0


Anonymous The Krow said...

by chance do you ride with full armor on now one a white road bike. By chance did you ride the multi use trail across the mainland north commons last eve? If so we past each other, I was flying down trail on my valiant K2 mtb with my beard flapping in the wind. If so I appreciate your smile and nod as we share trails and acknowledge each other as fellow bikers. I think this is important. I see it among motorcyclists, a smile and wave, there's something special in that acknowledgment. I think the same of fellow bikers and commuters.
If that wasn't you well, kudos to the stranger I passed in his humble way of being friendly.

Thursday, August 30, 2007 6:49:00 am  
Blogger steve said...

That was me - I actually thought afterwards it might be you, I should have said something!

I like to wish a good afternoon to everyone I pass on the trail, since I feel it builds up a sense of community - there's now several walkers that wave and smile at me when they see me coming. I also like to ring my bell well behind people as I approach them from behind, then wish them a good morning/afternoon as I pass to let them know I'm there.

Dog walkers who let their dogs run all over the trail, on the other hand, tend to get a blast on the horn - this scares the dogs off the path. I don't feel particularly guilty about that since the trail is well signposted with signs stating it's an on-leash area - though I don't do it if there's other innocent pedestrians walking along.

Thursday, August 30, 2007 10:32:00 am  
Anonymous The Krow said...

I think trail etiquette is something alot of people should practice. Besides how much does it cheer a person up when you smile and acknowledge them. It warms me up.

Nice to cross you on the trail. I enjoy riding that part each day. Then down toward lacewood I found a short singletrack that pops me out by the dirt jump park. So I get to feel like I ride some purposeful mountain bike like stuff.

Thursday, August 30, 2007 6:00:00 pm  

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