I've been very tired this week so I decided not to go to exercise class this morning. I haven't been blogging long enough for you to realize how shocking this is. My version of reality doesn't conceive of this as an option usually. It's like eating. We like to eat 3 meals a day, and I like to go to my exercise class every weekday morning. But I've really been dragging this week, maybe fighting off the cold that housemate got. So today I slept in an extra 45 minutes and it felt good. But then I got up at 7 am and looked out the window and it looked so peaceful in the light morning fog, and I was sad I was not riding my bike. Fortunately I had errands to run. My rule is that my first trip of the day should be on my bike and then if I want to drive the car on future trips, okay. I had to lug a gallon jug of paint stripper (to remove some graffiti from brick), but it wasn't any worse than a load of groceries. It was a balmy 16 degrees F when I left, with winds 6 mph from the south, mostly a tailwind where I was headed. A few hours later (after haircut and graffiti removal) it was 27 degrees F! (that's why I chose today to try the graffiti removal). Here's the start of the bike path at 9:30 am. Another sunny day!
From Dec. 22, 2008 to mar. 14, 2010 I posted about my daily commute in Madison, Wisconsin. It was fun to log pictures of the bike path and my brief thoughts and weather conditions throughout the year. Then I got interested in other things and stopped blogging for over a year. I still commute daily, even longer now (7 miles one way) and absolutely love it.
Now I'm blogging my biking experiences while traveling. I love to take my road bike and mountain bike along with me on road trips in the car. It's a great way to see the country and meet locals. It makes business and family trips a lot more fun, in addition to vacations.