It's summer time and the riding is easy. Well, its not officially summer yet, but sure feels like it. I've been on a roll and have only missed a few days riding over the last few weeks. I'm out of my winter slump and spring allergy hell - can feel fitness returning. The "motor" feeling as I call it. Can cruise at a decent clip without trying and feel slightly punchy on hills. You can't buy that feeling for a million bucks. Well, maybe you can - since you could quit your job and ride more.
I did drive to work today though - legs needed a break. It's been a few weeks since I've started my car, so I'm expecting a call from Al Gore any minute now - probably from his private jet.
Here's a few exciting photos from my commute:
Empty bike rack leans away from parking rate info - like a anti-magnetic force. Nothing more enjoyable then forking out a few bucks a day for parking. This is the cheapest lot I can find near work and it requires a 15 minute walk to my building. Nothing wrong with walking, except when it adds 30 minutes to your workday - sort of a little extra punishment for driving. Still better then paying the parking rate for my building - about $15 daily. Ouch.
View on the way home, complete with cracked windshield and commanding view of SUV. The red lights however, do give you time to pause and reflect - on how much you miss riding to work.