‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty.
This is me ready to ride to work, only I also wear a helmet. A very snazzy helmet.
You, too, could look this cheerful and ready for your day — if you BIKE TO WORK May 18, 2007!
Bike commuting is rewarding in many ways. Just this morning I had the surprising pleasure of — gasp! — passing other bicyclists on my commute. I spotted them as I turned onto Farm Rd. and followed them, slowly narrowing the gap, for 3/4 of a mile. Finally, as we turned a corner onto Long Acre Drive, I made my move (not neglecting to sing out a cheery “good morning!”). They looked all decked out and expert, so passing those two guys left me with this giddy feeling of accomplishment.
UPDATE 7:05 PM: In the interest of full disclosure, I share the following picture with you.
You might notice that although I just rode home through a thunderstorm with driving rain, lightning, and thunder, I still look happy. That is because bike commuting is that cool. Seriously. I am just as happy in the wet picture as the dry one, especially since the new waterproof red jacket performed as advertised and kept me delightfully dry. It even has a butt-flap that I can have cover my posterior to keep that end dry, at least somewhat. The flap has a little reflective logo that only shows when the flap is down; it says Never a bad time to ride, presumably because you only need that reminder when you need to cover your butt to keep it from getting soaked.
The moral of the story is: BIKE TO WORK, because even rain can’t dampen positive spirits.