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.
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.