#365daysofbiking A real shock:
October 27th – Nipping out again in the evening to see a mate, I hadn’t;’t wrapped up well enough.
Blimey, that was a shock to the system – winter is here now!
March 19th – Things that happen when you’re not looking….
Sunday must have been the mathematical vernal equinox: When day and night are equal in length at 12 hours. Today, with sunrise at 6:13 and sunset at 6:17, the day was longer than night by four minutes.
Of course, the equinox isn’t as simple as that; there’s a full explanation on Wikipedia here and the true astronomical equinox, when the earth’s equator passes the centreline of the sun, occurs on Tuesday 20th March this year (2018).
This is another little milestone to longer, better days; with the coming of British Summer Time on Sunday next weekend, it will feel like summer is just around the corner.
Hopefully, the weather will oblige too.
January 30th – It’s on the way back up. As my lungs clear, my on-bike performance is improving; my average speed over the same commute journey has gained 1.7mph in a week.
It’s still not up to it’s usual 13-14mph, but I’m getting there.
I’m also really liking the Velo utility for the Garmin Edge 1030 on IQ – it gives some great speed tools in one nicely laid out large data field.
January 22nd – Darkness is on the run.
Sunrise, 8:04 – Sunset 4:33. A month ago it was 8:18 and 3:53. On a decent day, it’s now not properly dark until gone 5pm.
This is making me happy. Every day, I note the tiny increase snatched back from the night, Every day, I’m a little bit closer.
Just shake this cold, get some flowers out, and it’ll be well on the way to spring.