Riding My Life Away

So the last three weeks I’ve been riding my bike to work. I’ve been saying that I live close enough to work to do this since I moved in last fall, so I finally got off my ass and did it. The location actually works well, it’s 99% downhill to work, so I don’t arrive all sweaty and smelly, and uphill on the way home, so I get a workout before dinner. It’s been going not too badly. My deal with myself is that I’ll ride if it’s not raining, and aside from today and a couple of rainy days last week, I’ve held to this.

The ride into work goes past two separate schools, and it always is a bit surreal to be riding, shorts and t-shirt, backpack (work clothes and lunch) on my back, alongside kids going to school. It’s wierd, I don’t want to pass them and be some old guy trying to race them, but don’t want to be a lot slower and be some old guy that can’t even keep speed up on the flat. Normally I try to pull behind a bit and keep the same speed without looking like I am. “Fly casual” as Han said. Still always feels wierd to be dressed like some creepy old guy trying to blend in riding through the masses of kids going into school šŸ™‚

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