Monday, November 17, 2008

Great Commuting Weather In Store This Week! Also Some Good Deals In The Stores!

Good Weather In Store

It looks like the weather is going to be our friend this week. I absolutely love riding in these cool Autumn mornings and evenings. With afternoon highs between 40 and 60, and lows in the upper 20s to mid 30s, it shouldn't be too cold.

Note that I grabbed the image above from the Weather Underground, and their predicted temperatures always seem to run a little low, in my experience.

The most important thing, however, is it doesn't look like there's any wet or slippery stuff in the forecast. The partly cloudy conditions might also help with the glare problem, as well.

Good Deals In The Stores

If you are in the market for some Autumn/Winter clothing, check out Sports Authority. Through Sunday, they are having a grand opening sale. In their breezeway you can find some coupons that will save you $10 off a $20 purchase and $25 off $100 purchase. It isn't that hard to find something useful for $20 and get it, effectively, half-off. I grabbed an extra polypro baselayer top so I could have a dry one to put on for my afternoon ride home. Cost after coupon: $14.

Scheel's at Village Pointe has a shelf full of bike lights on clearance. I saw $30 lights on sale for $10 to $15, depending on the light. I picked up a super bright red 3-LED torch-style light to add to my seatpost for $10. It's about as bright as my Planet Bike Super Flash, but with a tighter beam. Since the LEDs are visible through the clear plastic casing, it has decent side visibility, as well. I run it on solid while I use the Super Flash as an eye catching flasher.

So get out there and stay warm and stay safe and enjoy the nice cycling weather.


brady said...

Thanks for the head's up on the accesories. Only Munson's got you beat on prices.

Anway' I'll have to check out those lights as I'm in need of some redundancy.

Scott Redd said...

Through what I've seen in the various blogs, Munson's ingenuity and resourcefulness is something to be admired and celebrated.

I look forward to seeing more stories of his adventures, and Munson-inspired solutions like yours with the busted tail light.