Bicycling version 2 of the GNU General Public License the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License

Recently, it was very cold out, in the 40s (which is very cold indeed for Houston), and, like most days, I went out for a bike ride. I went from my apartment in the Third Ward to Stude Park, and I sat down there and rested and had some water. Now, even though it was quite cold, I was warm because I had been exercising, and in fact had started to sweat. So when I had some water, I also went solved my Rubik’s cube a couple of times, and then started heading back home.

I quickly realized how cold it was. While I had been sweating, I had been warm, but now my sweaty jeans were cold, pulling the heat away from my legs. Thus comes Carlson’s First Rule of Cycling: When it is cold, don’t take a break; keep going.

Also, I tend to like to bike through areas that I am only vaguely familiar with, such as the Greater East End. I always remember that if I get lost, I can always come back the way that I came, even if that isn’t the most fun route. (It’s always more fun to go home a different way than you came.) Thus comes Carlson’s Second Rule of Cycling: Never take a one-way street unless you’re exactly sure where it goes.