I participated in a project put forward by two Minneapolis based cyclists in 2009, called 30daysofbiking. I copied and pasted some of the tweets from my second 30daysofbiking experience, this April, 2011. I also added pictures of the bikes I have ridden for the 30daysofbiking projects I have participated in to this point, a Centurion Le Mans, a Specialized Allez Sport and a Schwinn Super Tour. I am currently tweeting another round of 30daysofbiking, as well as taking an occasional photograph, plotting the maps and distances on Mapmyride and trying to ignore how nice it would be to load a mountain bike on a car and drive to a Regional park...as I have no car and no mountain bike. So, sometime early next month I'll post the thirty tweets on another blog post....
These are from March, 2011.
milomck: getting an early start #30daysofbiking
milomck: #30daysofbiking Nice thing about riding through puddles is clean shoes.
milomck: I rode my bike in the wind and the rain and all, but Fred Armisen was all I could think about. #30daysofbiking #bikerights #portlandia
milomck: #30daysofbiking Ice, slush, heavy wet powder, car, ice chunk-a-chunk-a-chunk, slush, car, irate motorist, ice
milomck: #30daysofbiking Sunny day to ride.
milomck: #30daysofbiking Snow kiters on lake calhoun, visible from the greenway. photo currently unavailable, use your imagination.
The rest of these are from April, starting with April 30th and working backwards.
Dodged the rain and got a short five miles in the sun...with a stop for a late lunch. #30daysofbiking #herecomesthesun
Day 29, guesstimate 20 miles, windy. #30daysofbiking
sorta got lost on the way to the library, now waiting for summer with a muffin and some coffee. #believer #30daysofbiking
17.5 miles. Meh. #30daysofbiking
A short five miles in the rain, and the wind, and the cold. #trifecta #30daysofbiking #hatsofftoroyharper
60 miles on Sunday, 40 miles today, nearing 400 miles...Sort of wish I had a cyclometer though. #30daysofbiking
Minnesota nice, in an unironic kind of way. #30daysofbiking
...something kind of cool about living in a metropolis near a river, 4 river crossings in less than a ten mile loop. #30daysofbiking
"Hon, you're really hard to see at night! Be careful, you guys have had a tough week!" Concerned motorist on Snelling. #30daysofbiking
#30daysofbiking and the sun has returned.
Day 20. Short ride after two yesterday in the not insignificant wind. #30daysofbiking
I can't believe it's snowing in april. I can't believe I'm biking in it, again. Mostly, I can't believe it's not #butter #30daysofbiking
#30daysofbiking Short ride over the river to the Hennepin Central Library.
The reeds give way to the wind and give the wind away. -Ammons #30daysofbiking... http://soc.li/edn4Qzh
stayed in all day and read about meteorites and glaciers and NASA in a vain attempt to figure out snow in April. #fiction #30daysofbiking
Windy, cold fifty miles on the gateway trail. #30daysofbiking
a few more miles, a couple avoided potholes, a cup of coffee and a sandwich. Not so bad, after all. #30daysofbiking #centurion
Riding the Steel Frame Centurion today, with knobby tires and retro-fitted parts. Always a good day to ride. #30daysofbiking
Windy enough for tacking upwind. #30daysofbiking #REI #Caribou #vivacapitalista
Squirrel! #30daysofbiking. A ride mapped on 04/11/2011 in St Paul, MN | Bike Map | MapMyRIDE: http://soc.li/cgTIcRN
Missed a couple days at the start, opened a new twitter and rode again today. #30daysofbiking
"that sat down like a butterfly with sore feet". #themasters rode today too #30daysofbiking
Sunny with the moon visible. Gotta be spring. #letsgoflyakite #30daysofbiking #intothewind
Another beautiful day in Saint Paul. #30daysofbiking
#30daysofbiking All of a sudden, Spring Fever has a lot more to do with gear ratios, clipless pedals, tubeless tires and monocoque frames.
...to lunch. #30daysofbiking
...to the library. #30daysofbiking