About 3 weeks ago I had the brilliant idea that I was going to start biking to work. The idea was brilliant because…
1. Biking meant no longer needing to wait for the bus
Real Meaning: no more spending money on a taxi because I hate waiting for the bus
2. Great exercise to get the blood flowing
Real Meaning: no more spending money on a gym membership that I hardly use
3. Stop schlepping so much useless stuff to and from work
Real Meaning: Finally pay some of the bills that I shove in the bottom of my purse and ignore
My pros were plenty, my cons were none so 2 days after the thought struck me, I bought a bike!
Let me introduce you to Cash!
I figure if people can name cars, I can name my bike and this bad boy is going to save me some dollars this summer!
The last bike I owned had a banana seat so needless to say my first ride into work was a little wobbly. I have to admit that I was a little nervous when buses or huge trucks would pass me and it took me a few days to figure out how to change to the proper gear on big hills. My co-workers have accepted the daily look of helmet hair and I’ve accepted that safety comes first before vanity.
True to the saying “it’s like riding a bike” it didn’t take long to get the hang of it. I have explored some different routes and even managed to figure out how many groceries I can fit into my back pack. My reasons may have been to save money but the biggest benefit has been that I feel more energetic. I thought I would be sluggish when I got into work but turns out that I’ve turned into quite a morning person. I’ve even stopped drinking coffee. But the best part is riding a bike does not feel like exercise, it makes you feel 12 again! Which I gotta say is actually an enjoyable way to spend my daily commute.