Tuesday, July 31, 2007


Today was the first day of commuting by bike. It took me 25 minutes to get to work, and since I left way more time than that, I actually got to work far earlier than normal (I'm a 9:05 kinda guy).

I was like a kid on Christmas Eve last night getting everything ready to go for the morning ride. While I'm not looking as forward to the more uphill ride home in 90-degree heat, riding in definitely works—not too sweated-up, etc (change of clothes in the office), and I seem to be more energetic this morning. When I arrive home, I can always just tumble into Kid Furious' pool to cool down.


Smitty said...

One of the legislative liaisons with the Michigan Dept of Consumer and Industry Services rides his bike to work every day, including winter. He is a several-time repeated "member" of the Millenium Club (1,000+ miles on a bike). He's 66.

Mr Furious said...

Nowthat guy's a bad-ass!

S.W. Anderson said...

". . . rides his bike to work every day, including winter."

In Michigan, in winter.

Now that guy's lucky to be alive and in one piece! Oh well, more power to him.

Chris Howard said...

If I rode to work, it wouldn't matter what the temp was, I'd have to have a shower. It would be nice to have the option, though.

Mr Furious said...

Yeah, I was worried about that... Especially starting the riding during such a hot week. It's not too bad in the morning though, around 70 probably. I have some CoolMax-type shirts which probably help, and I arrived early enough that i could hang hang around my desk for a bit and cool down before changing into work clothes, so it was okay.

Riding home I was drenched.