Tag Archives: Bike Commuting

Another snowy ride home

Seems like this winter has a pattern of snowfalls during the day. Makes it tricky to judge if the snowfall will be too deep for me to ride home. I’m not exactly sure what my limit is, in part because the difficulty varies with the consistency of the snow, but more than an inch gets worrisome.

Here’s my Leitra tucked in to the garage after this evening’s ride home from work.

Leitra in garage

Leitra in garage

New Taillight

I’ve started preparing the Leitra for this coming winter. One thing I’ve wanted to do for a while was replace the low-powered taillight. The original light had 2 LEDs and wasn’t as bring as I would like. After a bit of searching around, I found a 5 LED light that uses higher brightness LEDs and offers several blinking patterns. Most importantly, it came with a mounting bracket that fit in the narrow space in the tail box lid. Here’s what it looks like from inside and outside.

Taillight from inside the tail box.

Taillight from inside the tail box.


New taillight from the outside.

New taillight from the outside.


New taillight from outside and above.

New taillight from outside and above.

Six Degrees

What a great way to start the day!

This was the coldest ride of the season this morning at 6F. It is cold earlier than usual this winter. I would normally expect a ride like this sometime in early to mid January.
With the Leitra’s fairing to keep the wind off and some of my body heat in, I rode with lined tights, booties over my cycling shoes, silk turtleneck and a sweatshirt. I had a wool hat on for the first part of the ride until I warmed up. I pulled it off and put it in the interior storage bay for the remainder of the ride.