Making the most of my bike

My bike

My bike

I don’t really make formal New Year’s resolutions.  I do have some idea of things that I would like to do in each up coming year.  For 2012, one of the things I want to do is get more use out of my bike.  I have set a rule of thumb for myself.  Unless I absolutely need to use a car, I want to use my bike for any errand, or short trip.  I define this by roughly a 5 mile radius.  I have been using the two wheel children trailer to carry groceries and other things when I’ve needed it.

Bike trailer

Bike trailer

I’ve gotten a few tips for winter riding from a friend who rides all year on how to dress for winter riding.  I’m off to a good start for the year.  My son and I rode to Church today on our bikes.  It’s only a 10 minute ride but it felt good to be riding in the Chicago area on January 1st.

I used to ride all through Spring, Summer, and Fall and miss getting around this way.  I’m looking forward to new adventures in the Fox Valley area on my bike.  I even got a handy GPS mount for the handlebars to help me navigate when going somewhere new.

GPS mount for bike

GPS mount for bike

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