Today I joined the ranks of bike commuters and rode my Trek 2.5 miles from my house to work. I am sure the real bike commuters would scoff in disdain because I am sort of a poseur bike commuter - I am totally scared of the cars and therefore ride on the sidewalks. However, alternative transportation is alternative transportation in my book - and with gas over $4.00 a gallon, I'll gladly take the alternative.
I have to say, it was nice to get outside for a little while before starting my work day. It also helps that I live close enough to work that I don't have to ride particularly fast or get particularly sweaty (or wear awesome biking outfits, although I am sure my coworkers would find that amusing).
If you live close enough to your place of employment, I really encourage you to give bike commuting a try. You save money, get some exercise, and it's good for the environment. Are you seeing a downside to this picture?
Happy New Year!
2 years ago