I got my old bike out of my mom’s garage, aired up the tires and took her for a spin. I’ve been biking around town for fun and exercise, but now it’s time to take the leap and bike for transportation.
A fruitful trip to Target yielded a new bike lock (which I don’t 100% understand), a padded gel seat, and a backpack to carry my stuff. I tried out all my new “gear” on a short trip to the grocery store. Everything worked out well except I underestimated how much room my groceries would take up. I was hoping to get everything in my backpack, but I had to use a plastic bag instead. Lesson learned.
Tomorrow will be my first attempt at commuting to work on 2 wheels. It’s about 3.5 miles from my house to work and I’ve ridden it in about 1/2 an hour. But that was at night. Without traffic. I figure I’ll have to leave about 40 mins early to give me enough time to get there and “freshen up” before everyone arrives.
I still don’t know what I’m gonna do about the clothing situation. Part of me thinks I should have seperate biking clothes and change into my ” real” clothes when I get to work. The other part of me is cringing at the thought. Plus, my bag isn’t really big enough to hold an entire change of clothes. I guess I’ll just see how tomorrow goes and then decide.
I’m pretty excited about this new adventure… I kinda thought it would be fun to do and write about my experiences. Apparently so did the News-Gazette’s “roving reporter.” She started last week.
A day late and a dollar short, I guess!!