Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Losing the car

I want to lose my car. I found this blog from a guy in Minnesota (correction: South Dakota - somewhere WAY colder than San Diego!!) that rides his bike instead of his car even in freezing conditions. So if he can do it why can't I?

Well actually I've thought of a few reasons, but they seem really really lame! Here are a few of them:
  • It's dark now when I finish work. I suppose I could invest in one of those really bright lights, but is that safe?
  • Instead of missing about 1.5 hours at lunch when I swim it would take over 2 hours if I rode my bike to the pool. This seems like an excessive amount of time to miss work when it only takes me 7 minutes to drive there.
  • It does rain in San Diego occasionally. Actually I solved this one, I could run to work on those days. But then if I swim on a rainy day also I've got a LOT of running to do!
  • Schlepping my million and one items to and from work seems a bit trickier. (Laptop, lunch, swimming or running items, snacks, drinks . . . apparently I eat a lot!)
I have not yet given up on this plan, I think I just need to fine-tune it slightly. I'm currently trying to figure out how to move a dresser of clothes to the office. . .