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Today was my first official day of my postdoc position. Naturally, like most people would, I skipped out early to go ride my bike. It makes more sense once you know that for the last month and a half, I haven’t gone for a bike ride because I haven’t had health insurance. Not being insured made bike riding a risky proposition. As a result, I’ve also been walking to school and back which takes 40+ minutes each way, in comparison to the 10 minutes it takes on a bike. Today was my first opportunity to ride my bike, and it was sunny and relatively warm, so I wasn’t going to pass it up. In addition, I’ve basically been doing this job for over a month already, so the first-day impression came long ago.
Today’s ride was a bit of exploration, and very autumnal, as the photo above proves. If you look carefully, you can see some snow on the highest peaks. It was also my first opportunity to use my new Garmin Edge 705, which was a graduation present from various Ruggles. My legs definitely exhibited the effects of no bike riding – they got tired very quickly.
Finally, happy November!