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18 May 2009 @ 09:01 am
life on a bicycle  
The maiden voyage of my bicycle commute went well today. I took it slowly and cautiously for the first trip, making the 3.6 miles in just under 30 minutes (roughly twice as fast as it would take me to walk and half as fast as it would take to drive). I'm sure I could shave considerable time off that if I challenge myself a little. I also pretty much kept to the traffic laws, stopping at all the red lights, unlike most of my fellow bikers who dart through any opening they see. And I took my time locking it up, a process that will surely go smoother as I get more practice. All in all, I feel confident that riding to work will become as fast as taking the subway. Not to mention, being far healthier and more enjoyable.

Current Mood: 240
Listening to: The Editors - "An End Has A Start"
Christineleapfrog2747 on May 18th, 2009 02:00 pm (UTC)
I rode in today for the first time of the season as well! Chilly, but enjoyable.
Diary of an Ass Monkeyassmonkeydiary on May 18th, 2009 04:29 pm (UTC)
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Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: blue statueassmonkeydiary on May 18th, 2009 04:31 pm (UTC)
Very much so. I might even take it out for a pleasure ride along the river during my lunch hour some day this week.
theballadofyoko on May 18th, 2009 02:38 pm (UTC)
hooray! good for you for obeying traffic laws. I hate when bikers think they can disregard them. I always stop and signal myself.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: icegrafassmonkeydiary on May 18th, 2009 04:32 pm (UTC)
Good, I'm glad I'm not the only one!
davezeeke on May 18th, 2009 06:46 pm (UTC)
did it warm up after I left?

also, which route did you take?
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: Luke Cheuh & Teresa MTZassmonkeydiary on May 18th, 2009 07:24 pm (UTC)
Not too much. That cold wind's still a-blowin'.

Took Snyder west > 22nd north, and Walnut west. I'm sticking to the roads with bike lanes for now. Especially in the mornings.

What time did you make it home? How's Rodi?
everybody hates a tourist.dynamine on May 18th, 2009 11:28 pm (UTC)
keep me abreast with the move sitch. seriously!
traballenguastraballenguas on May 18th, 2009 08:18 pm (UTC)
Pedal on, dude!
Pallaspallasathene8 on May 18th, 2009 10:25 pm (UTC)
I'll miss your crazy subway Ice-Capade-people stories, though. :P
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: icegrafskaffsassmonkeydiary on May 18th, 2009 11:51 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm sure I haven't completely escaped the subway. There's still rain and snow and laziness.
karlotti: la piel del sueñokarlotti on May 19th, 2009 11:57 am (UTC)
Bicycles kiss your smile
and if it's summer bicycle whistle love songs to eat the day out of time as a bone.
Traversing the streets stroking the air looking for him and not afraid of blue birds fly the children in their eyes, is a poem that you write with your feet lovers
> cambiar
jor ge vidal