Riding

It might be $4.09/gallon gas. It might be that I’m a chubby old man these days. Or, it might be a way to just clear my head in the morning and afternoon. I rode my bike to work today – a whopping 1.3 miles. It took an amazing 9 minutes, which is 4 more minutes than driving. While it looks like rain the rest of the week here, I think I might keep this up – definitely need to switch back to the slicks from my trail tires.

Comments 10

  1. csh wrote:

    Nice work! You should definitely keep it up. I’d love to be able to do it but my bike is too nice to leave outside and there’s nowhere at work I can leave it unfortunately. I used to do it a couple of summers ago when I was just biking to school. Can’t wait to get back on a bike – it’s been forever…

    Posted 02 Jun 2008 at 8:41 am
  2. terryp wrote:

    We can keep them in our building, which is nice. There are 4 bikes on our back wall currently.

    Posted 02 Jun 2008 at 9:40 am
  3. Mike wrote:

    My brother in law just started doing the same thing. His ride is about 15 minutes.

    My office building doesn’t permit bikes, which is a major bummer, I’d love to be able to do it…

    Posted 03 Jun 2008 at 8:35 am
  4. von wrote:

    Definitely keep it up. I’m trying to ride to work at least one day a week over the summer — depending on my route it’s between 6.4 and 10 miles. There are a ton of bike paths in Indianapolis that make it pretty easy going, however. It generally takes me about 45 minutes each way.

    Posted 03 Jun 2008 at 9:24 am
  5. theffer wrote:

    so do you leave suits in your office von?

    Posted 03 Jun 2008 at 9:34 am
  6. von wrote:

    Yup. I always have at least one suit hanging in the office.

    Posted 03 Jun 2008 at 10:36 am
  7. von wrote:

    (I should add that we also have showers in the office.)

    Posted 03 Jun 2008 at 10:38 am
  8. Vince wrote:

    I got a bike to Terry – we should go for a ride! I’d also like to bike to work but do not have access to a shower which would be unpleasant for those who sit near me.

    Posted 04 Jun 2008 at 11:54 am
  9. csh wrote:

    No showers at [your place of business]? You should talk to management – Burke – get some showers installed!

    Posted 04 Jun 2008 at 11:59 am
  10. csh wrote:

    Actually, Terry can you edit that last comment? I probably shouldn’t refer to our workplaces on the blog – privacy and all that.

    Posted 04 Jun 2008 at 12:00 pm