I just calculated my bicycle mileage for the past nine days — 126 miles! This was high for me due to two high mileage days while preparing for and teaching CyclingSavvy. I briefly considered giving myself a break on Monday, but the weather was beautiful, I don’t have to worry about where I’ll park the car when I bike, and it’s just habit.
The first half of October is all about the bicycling, as I signed up to teach not one, but two, CyclingSavvy workshops within a two-week period. Also in that two week period — attending the American Bicycling Education Association’s “I Am Traffic” conference.
(Someone please remind me that teaching two classes and attending a conference in a two-week time period is not the best for the whole “life balance” thing. Our house is already a wreck! Made worse by some recent home improvement projects . . . )
Anyhow, despite the work involved, I’m looking forward to the next teaching opportunity, as well as the chance to connect with fellow bikey peeps from across the country at the I Am Traffic conference.
In other news, my regular commuting is much more pleasant now that things are cooling off a bit. Those first few weeks of the “fall” semester (which occur in summer, of course) were pretty brutal, as one of my classes has me commuting smack in the middle of the day — full heat, full sun, both directions.
That got old really fast. I stuck with the biking for the most part, but I was dragging myself to my bike when it was time to leave home. Milder temperatures make such a big difference!