Tuesday afternoon, I got out to ride a bit later than I intended and quickly realized that (probably due to the impending storm) the roads were full of distracted drivers making not-very-good decisions. I wasn’t feeling too great and was having trouble concentrating, which led me to think that drivers making sub-optimal decisions and me making sub-optimal decisions was not a good combination. After putting in a little over six miles, I called it a day. Some days, you just don’t want to swim with the sharks.
Yesterday, I put in fourteen miles. There was still some ice on the roads, and the MUP in KY looked fairly impassible (as in, coated in sheet ice). I had my ice tires mounted, but I didn’t really want to potentially get stuck on a bike path in the middle of nowhere. I would’ve been all for it on a non-school day, but since I needed to be sure I could make it to campus in a reasonable time frame, I rode the bus from downtown on the way to school, snipping nine miles off my daily total.
Today I intend to net a decent total, but my internal jury is really out as to whether or not I want to try to ride all the way up to school. The roads in New Albany tend to get iffy clearing, and I’m not sure the MUP will be ready to ride, even though today’s high is supposed to be 45F. I’m thinking I’ll roll down from my therapist’s office to the downtown bus stop and ride in on the bus from there.
I don’t have class Monday or anything on the schedule tomorrow, so I plan to finally finish up the finances, bang out a whole bunch of math homework, and then roll out the miles. Sunday is the last day (that I know of) this semester that I’ll be playing bells, so I’ll probably ride up to church early as well.