This was the first time I've commuted in the LHT. I found myself saying several times (even out loud - but that's another issue) "Now this is a bicycle." So far, I have nothing but good to say about the Long Haul Trucker. It is just plain and simply a great bicycle.
Thursday, April 09, 2009
1st bike commute of the year
I Spent a little time last night prepping the bike, getting everything ready. I find that when I am riding the next day, I have far better success getting rolling in a timely manner if everything has been taken care of the night before. Tire pressure, chain lube, gear packed, everything. If I leave these tasks for the morning, I just seem to slowly doodle around and take way too long to get out the door. It was +2C (35.6F)when I left this morning. Nice and crisp. Within 20 minutes, my figures were thoroughly cold. A light head wind slowed me a bit.