Today on my way in to work I reached 5,000 total miles on my bicycle. That’s about the same as going from Seattle to Detroit and back (assuming one would want to go to Detroit in the first place).
It’s been almost exactly five years since I got my current bike, so that averages out to about a thousand miles a year. It’s definitely been more than that in the past year. While that doesn’t make me Lance Armstrong, or Kole Kantner for that matter, it sure feels good to be riding regularly, and I’m comfortable enough doing it in all kinds of weather that this year I gave up my parking pass (though I can always take the bus or use commuter parking tickets).
Reliable, human-powered transportation. What more could you ask for? I’m looking forward to passing the traffic jams on the first couple of days of Fall Quarter!
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