Monday, March 2, 2009

Another Good Day for Biking to Work

We're in our second week of unseasonably warm temperatures, and knowing a snowstorm might be just around the corner, Bob and I decided to take advantage of the weather and bike to work.

And, pictured here is Bob, who ran 16 miles yesterday in preparation for the San Diego Rock and Roll Marathon in May. I thought he looked rather dashing this morning. Maybe it was the tie.

Though today's high was about 63 degrees our ride in was still quite cold, about 28 degrees so we wore insulated biking gloves. My digits were still frozen almost numb for half the ride causing me to wonder why I couldn't be satisfied with just riding in the nice warm Element. The ice was mostly gone from the FUTS trail though, and the view of the San Francisco Peaks was really lovely. I saw a Mountain Jay along the way and felt comforted that spring is on its way.

Since I knew it would be pretty warm still after work I left the puffy jacket at home and wore my mustard JCrew swing jacket, purchased specifically for riding to work. I love the bright happy color and the empire waist cut. Khakis are part of my regular uniform. They go with everything, can be easily dressed up or down, and never look dated. Practically speaking, if I had pare down my wardrobe to 10 basic items, Gap straight cut khakis would be a reliable choice year after year.
Bob and my mom question the Dansko clogs, however. I swear I will master at high heals on a bike by this summer.


mindcaster said...

That's great, you two are fine cycling specimen ;)

Dansko clogs shouldn't be questioned...if they'd been Dutch, now that would've been something to worry about :)

Keep up the good work,

letsgorideabike said...

Such a fashionable couple! I'm looking forward to reading more about your bike...haven't seen much on the Specializeds out there.

letsgorideabike said...

Very dashing, the both of you!

Oh look, there's my friend Trisha commenting, too :) Ha.


She Rides a Bike said...

Thanks for the comments. I really enjoy reading all your blogs. Seeing how other people are negotiating the winter weather motivates me to push on. The other day I successfully managed to peddle over a huge mound of frozen snow. As it was covered with dirt and volcanic cinders (from the eruption 800 years ago,from what I've been told)I worried tha I'd topple over and soil my lovely new NorthFace jacket. Can bike commuting and fashion truly co-exist?

Charlotte said...

If this is the JCrew coat you mentioned in the comments on my blog, I wholeheartedly approve! Very cute jacket!!!