Well, yesterday, it was that time again — time for a different
view on my way to work.
(Luckstone Quarry lookout, W&OD bike trail)
A momentary aberration in my daily commute — Bike to Work Day! (Or, as
I like to think of it — “Guilt-free eating day” 😉 ).
Yesterday’s ride was 19mi in, and 19mi home, in about 90min
(each). I was pretty pleased — given that the last time I’d
ridden seriously might well have been BtWD 2007. I had arranged
myself not to have to bring lots of stuff with me (left the computer at
work the night before, et cetera). It made a big difference not
to have to use a backpack. Though, to do this on a basis more
regular than every 3 years, I’d want to do something about those knobby
Riding on the W&OD was mostly pretty good, except for the areas in
and around towns — it’s pretty hard to get bike traffic, cyclist
traffic, roller bladers (with their wide-swinging arms & legs),
dogs, toddlers (random and erratic trajectories) to mix on one
trail. I only saw one accident — I think the toddler will
survive, and the cyclist picked himself up and passed me (again).
But — far better than trying to deal with bicycle & car traffic on
some of the 8-lane concrete oceans around here. It’s nice to have