God’s business is putting things right;
he loves getting the lines straight,
Setting us straight. Once we’re standing tall,
we can look him straight in the eye.
All the cool kids are biking to work tomorrow. You should, too. Why? Because tomorrow is Bike to Work Day. Here in the Pacific Northwest, it’s looking like possibly the most gorgeous Bike to Work Day ever created — 70° and sunny — and that means there should be lots of people riding to and from work. Ian even consented to let me dust off and ABC Quick Check his trusty Gary Fisher, which he’s going to ride to StrataGen tomorrow. Here he is test-riding it tonight:
Another beautiful thing about being in the Northwest on Bike to Work Day is all the stuff going on tomorrow. Cascade Bike Club has all manner of Bike to Work Day events, including commute stations all over the area that typically give out swag and food to people riding by. Why can’t every commuting day be like this?
Now, you may be thinking, “But where’s Katie commuting to? She doesn’t have a job.” A couple things about that: (a) Technically I still have a contract with the Bicycle Alliance of Washington to teach their Safe Routes to School PE teacher training seminars, so I’m not strictly jobless, only workless; (b) Tomorrow I’m escorting Mom in to BCS. By coincidence, I plan on bringing both my panniers, just in case we happen to pass commute stations along the way. I may, also coincidentally, take a route home that passes me by another couple commute stations.
Then I’ll spend the rest of tomorrow at Mom and Dad’s house waiting to receive and sign for Dad’s new S-Works Tarmac (that’s a very, very expensive bike, for those who don’t know, and I’m already insanely jealous and also sure that I’ll be lucky to maybe hang on to Dad’s wheel once he starts riding it).