Thursday, June 17, 2010

Bike to Work Week

I'll admit it, I'm a fair weather rider.

You won't see me out there in the cold or riding down Milwaukee.

In terms of riding my bike to work, I have it made. I ride straight south - around 9 miles - to work.

I spend the first mile going through Loyola University's campus and a brief venture down a side street parallel to Sheridan. Then I hit the beginning/end of the lakefront path. The next 8 miles is smooth sailing [well, all dependent on the wind].

I was on ride this morning approaching Fullerton when I saw people along the path cheering for me, thanking me for riding my bike to work. There was a pit stop at Fullerton, complete with coffee and Clif Bars. Apparently it's Ride Your Bike to Work week, and some people are quite excited about it.

It IS pretty cool to ride your bike to work.

Especially when you get to pick off guys on mountain bikes along the way. That never gets old.

1 comment:

sara said...

you rode your bike to work? Awesome! I tried that once two years ago.. I was a sweaty, stressed out mess with a lung-fulls of car exhaust. Nothing like the #11 bus breathing down your neck when you are pedalling as fast as you can, haha! But then again I don't work by the lake. I like the idea behind it though..just wish I had a better work route.