Monday, May 19, 2008

Bicycle! Bicycle!

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?


Alison said...

Oops - I totally plagarized your blog.

brian said...

Jackson just gave me one of his bikes for free. I had it tuned up, bought a sweeeeeet helmet and i'm ready to go. well, I mostly just ride around New London...but hey, i'm getting out!

Amy W. said...

Tell Jackson if he is giving away free transportation he needs tog ive me one of his kayaks.

Lisa Gibala Warren said...

I am so jealous that you can ride to work. You'll get used to the cars, they aren't too bad, invest in chartreuse.