Even though I occasionally ride my bike around town, I had never ridden it to work before yesterday morning. And I wasn't even going to write about it because Yeah It's Not That Big A Deal and Lots Of People Do It and What, Are You Looking For A Medal Or Something?. But after a successful morning commute I did a little googling about Bike Commuting and, lo and behold! it's Bike to Work Month, Bike to Work Week and today is Bike to Work Day! What are the odds?
I live about 2.5 miles from my office (lucky) and my bike commute took less than 5 minutes longer than my car commute, even after taking less-direct but lower-traffic back roads. It was breezy and crisp, yet I still got sweaty. I stashed my bike in my office, right next to my desk so I could stare at it all day. My workplace is generally pretty casual, so I wore jeans & chucks. My hair looked a little crazy, but I'm glad I just got it cut again. I used my Moop like I do every other day. Forgot sunglasses. Always feel like the kid from The Shining when I ride my bike. Other than that, smooth sailing.