A nice winter chill is good for my soul and Lisa notices how it cheers me up and boosts my spirits to feel the dry cool air. It's not like when I lived in Colorado choosing to bicycle commute because it just made good practical sense. What with snow plows often times plowing the wrong side of the road thereby burying the driveway entrance in four to five feet of solid ice and snow. One time it was so cold (several degrees below zero) when I drove my car home from work, got out and shut the door and the windshield cracked. Yikes! It wasn't a hard decision to commute by bike after that. Not only did I save money on gas and other auto maintenance expenses, I didn't have to deal with costly repairs caused by such extreme cold.
Nowadays, bicycle commuting is easy. Here on the Texas gulf coast winter is a welcomed diversion from hot, humid, mosquito infested summers. This winter there has been plenty of rain and with the lack of bike lanes it means that the side street dirt paths that the locals have carved out will be slick with plenty of puddles.
Now that I hear police have been sighting bike commuters for not using a front light, that's next on the list as winter brings longer nights. Since my birthday is this week, think I will wait as I know what the girls are getting me for my bicycle commuting lighting needs. Hoping it's the Cygolite 300 as I shared a link with Lisa while they were on sale, now there's only four left if anyone's interested. It's an excellent front bicycle light for my bike commuting needs and for bicycle touring it can be recharged via most solar USB chargers. Good Stuff.