Bicycle commuting has been going really well. In fact, I haven’t even been in a car for about a week now. The last time I went car free this long was probably 1984, back before I had my driver’s license and walked or rode my bike to school.
The roads have dried out, so I rode in my work clothes this week without fear of getting dirty. This has saved me time in the morning, lightened the load in my pack, and has kept me from changing so many times each day.
I met my friend Bob for lunch today. He just started bike commuting again, and even bought a new commuter bike to do it with. He’s committed. He actually lives in Reno, but he takes the bus to north Carson City, and then rides his bike to South end of town. We rode over to a restaurant (Ming’s), but then couldn’t find a decent place to lock our bikes! We ended up locking the bikes together next to a railing across the parking lot. Luckily we could see the bikes good from the window while we ate.
The idea has crossed my mind before, but today really got me thinking about it. I’d like to compile a list of bicycle friendly businesses, and post them here on the blog. I know there are some bicycle racks at some of the grocery stores, but what about restaurants? If anyone has some good suggestions, please let me know!