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Wednesday, April 4, 2012


It is April.  And that means it's time for another round of 30 Days of Biking.  Today is Day 4.  And I have been on my bike every day so far.  Actually, my first day back on the bike after my accident was a test ride around the neighborhood on Saturday, March 31.  Just in time for 30 Days!

30 Days of Biking was started by a couple of guys in the Twin Cities who thought it would be cool to get people to commit to riding every day for a month and share their stories/pics via socail media (facebook, twitter, web).  It is done in April and again in September.  This is the third year.

All you have to do is register on their website (there are 3425 others registered as I write this).  And ride.  Around the block.  For a Century (100 miles).  Or any distance in between.  And share your experiences with the rest of the world.  Literally. Most people who registered are from the US or from Great Britain.  But some are from other nations as well. (Canada, Croatia, Japan, Germany, Sweeden, Netherlands, Australia are just some I found!)

Below are a some pics from my adventures to date:
Day 1: The Cracked Asphalt of Wisconsin, in honor of the Pave du Vlaaderen (the Cobbles of Flanders). This was the day of the Tour of Flanders, one of the "Spring Classics" races in Europe.  Great race.  After it finished, I went for an easy 21 mile ride on Candi.  A great day!

Day 2: I ride past this B-Cycle station in Tenney Park in Madison on my way to work whenever I ride (which is whenever possible!).  Over the weekend, they repopulated the station with the bike-share bikes in town.  I guess spring is officially here!  If you're ever in town and want to get around, use a B-Cycle!

Day 3 was primary election day.  So I rode Pre, the bike I usually use to commute to work on, to the polling place before heading to work.  The black bag behind the seat is a saddle bag w/ zip-out panniers.  My work clothes are in there.  I'm lucky that we have a locker room with showers at the office.

Day 4: I was riding past one of the older country clubs on my way to work and took this shot.  I wanted  to get both the background greenery as well as the "g" logo on the jersey sleeve.  Spring has spring early in Wisconsin and it's been beautiful!
I will be posting more pictures and anecdotes on facebook and on twitter if you want to follow me this month.  Better yet, hop on your bike and JOIN me!  Don't forget to share your stories from your time on the bike!

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