I find that slightly cooler weather is actually better, because you start to build up body heat once you get into the swing, assist or not. When it's cold it takes more motivation to leave the house, but it feels better to have cool air once I get into the swing of things.Update: While it took me the first 23 days of ebike ownership to accumulate 100 miles (lots of lingering winter weather in that time), I ticked over my second hundred today, 11 days later...
I'm on my 3rd consecutive bike-to-work day today (proud that I talked myself into it this morning, despite the 35f temperature!
I’d agree to a point. Slightly cooler being the operative! Since that post last year, I’ve had morning rides down to 24 and that’s probably my limit now... I skipped out on several days this winter below 20. At 24 I go straight to work (5 mi) with no additional detour... but above 32 I’ve taken to adding an extra mile or two, if it isn’t crazy windy. Mid 40s are pretty pleasant.I find that slightly cooler weather is actually better, because you start to build up body heat once you get into the swing, assist or not. When it's cold it takes more motivation to leave the house, but it feels better to have cool air once I get into the swing of things.
Cold and wet... sick of it! Hoping this weekend is our last sustained dregs of winter weather... (I’m sure we will get another brief cold snap before deep spring). Sunday will reach mid 60s (but again, wet.)I hear it's been a pretty cold winter for Washington this season Chris (and still is) Get the W. Post here in the UK everyday (old habit, from stationed in Washington)
Sorry to hear that, ours here in the UK has been the opposite. Very mild, lots of sun and very dry. Already forecasting possible water restrictions for coming summer month's. Anyway Chis, you're an early riser despite the miserable weather.Cold and wet... sick of it! Hoping this weekend is our last sustained dregs of winter weather... (I’m sure we will get another brief cold snap before deep spring). Sunday will reach mid 60s (but again, wet.)
I swap my tyres around Chris on a regular basis. Full marks though, well done.Another update... today’s ride tipped me over the 6,000 mile mark (9,656km), cumulative biked miles, since Mar. 2, 2018. (5,150 of that is on the current VEB Cafe frame; 850 came from the first Cafe.)
In other updates, I had to put new tires on this summer; Schwalbe Fat Franks are what come with the bike and what I’ve stuck with. The front tire gave a solid 5,000 miles, while the rear tire (hub motor) seems to give about 2,500 miles before balding. Knock on wood, but no flats so far!
Additionally, I had to have a new bottom bracket installed (April) — the original gave me about 4,200 miles before getting “wobbly” or “sloppy” and sort of “crunchy” feeling... I sorta feel like the BB should last longer than that (?) but I have no prior experience with torque-sensing BB’s; I’ll definitely be watching closely when I approach the 8,400 mile mark, to see if the replacement BB exhibits the same wearing-out...
I’ve taken to doing more and more riding in Level 0 assist, to work harder... I think I’ve gotten slack in my diet/food habits this year, and so my weight loss has been stalled at the same place for about 7 months now... I want to try and use this summer and fall to restart it; still would like to drop another 40.
You are giving it all though Chris. Well done.I probably should wait until Sunday to post... but... today's commute to work triggered two "milestones":
1. June 2019 now has 24 days of biking -- my personal highest count of any month so far. (In my tracking, a "day of biking" is a day with more than 2 miles ridden.)
2. June 2019 total miles moved into 2nd place out of all 16 months I've been biking. Just 71.1 more miles will push it into 1st place, at 601mi for the month.
Hoping I can make it! Unfortunately, I've got a full Saturday of engagements that prevents any biking that day So it isn't a shoe-in that I'll get those 70 miles by Sunday night; but I'm aiming for it! Compounding the situation -- last night on the ride home my assist started acting up, cutting in and out during the ride... I'm worried I've got a crimped wire somewhere, and that it will be hard to diagnose, and harder to quickly fix...