Another Month Closer to The Grave
Man, the month of May went by quickly. I thought, when I committed to riding to work every day, that it would be a big deal. Now, that seems like yesterday.
As a recap: 323 commuting miles (plus errands and trips to the coffee shop), two soaking rainstorms, one conversation with a little man in a big Hummer, one dog chase, one flat, one day of really hellacious headwinds, no gasoline purchases, and 19 days of fun on the way to work, rather than aggravation.
I rode the bike on 30 of 31 days, this month. For some reason I rode my scooter to the coffee shop on my birthday, and my motorcycle everywhere else I went, and never got on the bike.
My bike commitment for June (Colorado Bicycle Month): ride to work every day, buy no gas. If I can go two months without purchasing petrol, I feel like I will have scored some points against the petroleum hegemony. The motorbike and the scooter are close to full, and the truck has a quarter-tank left from April.
I would really like to limit myself to 6 tanks of gas per year in the truck. I think that this will be more than enough if I use the truck only for hauling heavy loads long distances.
I will soon be moving the bike shop out of my house and into new digs. Getting my front room back will be a relative luxury, as will working in a room with a ceiling higher than 7 feet!
The walls are 8 feet high, so I have room to hang bikes from the ceiling. Not as convenient as having everything (computer, TV, bike stand) in one room, but a heck of a lot nicer than having everything (computer, TV, bike stand) in one room.