One of the things that no one tells you about riding a bike is saddle sores. I’m sore in a place that you *only* feel when mounting the bike. Ouch! I rode again this morning, making a loop around the neighborhood for about 20 minutes of exercise. At 6AM, the streets are still mostly empty and that makes for an easier ride.
The iPod Shuffle that Tammy got last year (the one that looks like stick of gum has been very valuable. It certain relieves the boredom of riding but it’s hard to strike a safe balance in volume levels. Modern cars are quiet enough that you hear the tire noise long before the engine’s sounds. I think I’ll invest in mirror of some type. Recommendations?