Blind Commute


Ride In:

I broke my glasses over the weekend, and my eyes are too funky to put contacts in immediately after waking up. So, until I get some replacement glasses, I’m riding blind. I pretty much have to, because I can’t legally drive without my glasses.

We got one hell of a thunderstorm around 3:00 this morning, so it was still good and sloppy out at 6:00 for my ride in. My computer wasn’t working today, and I didn’t feel like getting off the bike to screw with it, so I have no statistics for today.

Distance: 5.8 miles

Ride Home:

I got my contacts in. Having periferal vision is really handy! I use one of those clip-on rear-view mirrors that sticks on my helmet, and it was much more useful with my contacts in.

I got my computer back in effect. The thermometer read 110F on the ride home. Riding is not even any fun when it’s that hot out.

Elapsed Time: 00:34:03
Max Speed: 22.4mph
Average Speed: 11.4mph
Distance: 6.5 miles


12.3 miles