October 15th, 2006

Commute, Woodsy Owl

Adventures in Commuting.

On Friday, I did a stupid: I tried to take my bike to work.

I'd driven the route many times before, and thought it was level terrain. I was wrong. Turns out it's uphill all the way to work. It also turns out that there are no bike lanes for all of the 8.6 miles, with the exception of approximately 250 feet. Add to it the fact that at one sizable stretch of road, there isn't even a gutter, but instead a very tight |lane|lane|thicket| setup, and we have a prime scenario for Kevin to have an encounter.Collapse )

I'm never, ever doing that again.

And now you know the story behind my icon.