Friday, October 19, 2007

National Bike to Work Day (observed)

Actually, National Bike to Work Day is in May, but I just bought a used bike this week off craigslist (a sweet hybrid for a good price) so today marked my first observance. I pretty much lived on my bike in college, but after having some bad bike karma in grad school I kind of fell out of the habit.

My route to work is pretty easy, about 2 miles mostly downhill, and faster than the bus or train. It's only the last few blocks that I get into the crazy downtown traffic -- dodging buses and taxis and whatnot. Plus my work has showers and bike racks in the office. It's a pretty sweet set-up so I think I'll probably bike in a few days a week and take the bus the rest of the time.

I've been running fairly frequently and think of myself as being in good shape, but I realized that biking definitely uses different muscles than most anything else. It's nice to use them again.

4 comments:

Karen said...

So how long does it take from your door to your office chair?
Mom

Tim said...

Hi Mom, seriously about 15 minutes by bike, 20-25 by bus. Of course, that's not nearly as nice as your commute :)

Anonymous said...

Hey Tim,

Alright! Riding to work! I am envious of those showers they provide you! Be careful, when it gets wet! I went out on a joy ride a couple of weekends ago after a rare SoCal rain and one sharp turn later I was on the pavement. Lucky I was wearing my brain bucket so I was only slightly concussed!! Maybe it knocked some sense into me?? Maybe NOT!! Worst part was that I crushed my Ipod:(!! Give Laura Jean a hug from us and the newest addition to your family!!!
Unc Joe

Tim said...

Hey Uncle Joe! - sorry to hear about your spill and crushed iPod, hope it wasn't too bad a concussion :-p Glad you were wearing the helmet!

We're pretty excited about the new addition (any day now) and will definitely send pictures. Hope to see you and everyone over Christmas.