Rode my bike to work this morning, even though it was cold and dark when I woke up. It’s going to be about 50* F today so the ride home will be excellent. But it’s still hard to want to wake up at 5:30am to hit the road by 6:30am.
I’m just not a morning person.
+5 points for Gryffindor: I wore my winter cycling shoes, thermal liners, and thermal insoles. Toes were chilly but definitely not cold or worse, frozen. Conversation was great. Re-acclimating to Lady Rainicorn was smooth. SPD pedals made me very happy (no more toe clips here!).
-100 points: forgot my lock.
(at least I didn’t forget my pants. or underwear. That would be awkward.)
Fortunately my commuter friend keeps a lock on the rack at his office, which is across the street from my office. And the day is saved.