My son and I were recently having a discussion about how he didn’t like going to school. I told him I didn’t really like going to work either, but that I made it a lot better by giving my self something to look forward to throughout the day. And for me of course, that something is a bike ride!
I’ve been riding at lunch since 2001. I’ve been doing it for so long now that I don’t know what I’d do with myself if I couldn’t ride. And now with bicycle commuting, I get to tag on a fun bike ride at the beginning and end of the day too.
Work has become the thing I do between rides, almost insignificant in the big scheme of the day. It certainly makes work more tolerable, and I probably even do a better job at it, since I don’t dwell on it.
I had originally thought I’d do a whole “day in the life” photo shoot for this post, but after considering how unbelievably boring shots of me sitting at work would be (although the Cube Self project is kind of fun…), decided to include only riding photos. Here are a few shots of my riding day starting with my commute to work, and finishing with returning home.
8:00 AM – On the Way to Work
1:40 PM – Late lunch ride with the wife, climbing Combs Canyon
1:45 PM – Overlooking Washoe Lake. Yeah! Shaved (most of) the beard!
2:00 PM – Heading South back to Work. Hooray! They cleared the bike path!
5:20 PM – Back Home