I’m inspired to make the first Cold Cranking post of the new season now that my fingertips have thawed from this morning’s ride. The days are only going to get colder and darker, so plan ahead and gear up. Today’s pro tip is for all of you looking to pickup some safety gear on the cheap. The UMN’s Boynton Health Services is selling the following items (see photo) for what we would consider extremely reasonable prices, and to the general public to boot!
In October 2011, I purchased my All City Nature Boy from The Hub bike shop for a cool $845. Every day since, I’ve been commuting on that bike rather than taking the bus, thus saving $2.25 per bus ride. I’m using those saved $ to pay off my bike. It’s May 23rd and here’s how much I currently owe.
Nature Boy | 309.25
Is a bike a good investment? I think so. No ice out there today, but I’ve still gotta say it; keep the bike underneath you.
It’s snowing right now, which means cold cranking is temporarily back on? It was 35 degrees F for the commute this morning with some harsh headwinds from the north. I sported my new NBC (never been crashed) Giro helmet that my pops hooked me up with this weekend. Fits like a glove…on my head. Thanks pops. Keep the bike underneath you.
Winter? 2012 is over and we uh…survived. We now welcome the warmth. Happy crankin and keep the bike underneath you.
Here’s what happens when you neglect to keep the bike underneath you. That midtown greenway was slick this morning. Ride safe.
Here’s a photo of a tag spotted on our commute route. Not a lot of winter biking news to report as of late, hence the infrequent posts. We’re still suffering from/enjoying the results of the continued Fall 2011 drought. No snow and very little ice on the roads right now. None the less, ride safe.
Temp today | 18 degrees F
Nature Boy | $610.75