After yesterday’s incident, I was a little gun shy today, looking over my shoulder often at each intersection. Luckily, things went well.
However, I learned today that my road bike isn’t the best for commuting. I had a couple of on-campus meetings after lunch, and I found that I tend to ride that bike faster, which increases the sweat factor. I walked into my 3:30 looking like it was raining outside. It took about half an hour to cool down, and I was very self conscious. Also, my dockers ended up with many small grease and dirt stains – probably from leaning the bike onto me as I locked it up.
Hopefully I’ll be able to get the flat tire on the other bike fixed tomorrow.
On the way home, during a surprizingly busy burst of traffic on River Road, a lady stopped to ask me for directions. I directed her to a driveway where we could talk without blocking everyone else’s way, and found that MapQuest had sent her on a wild goose chase that included an access road around the airport through the old gravel pit that closes at 5pm each day. I found a better way for her to get to her destination.
Miles Ridden: 13.1