I didn’t even know it was possible. I’ve always hated driving. sitting. stuck in traffic. the terrible things you see. the recycled air. the ever constant threat of the car breaking down. There’s just so much to hate about it. Really.
Fast forward to 2 weeks ago when I dusted off my bicycle and started running errands with it. It’s so freeing. I’m not stuck in traffic. There’s little fear of a breakdown. Alternate routes are actually fun. Plus, I get great exercise, which my legs are thanking me for!!
So now, I evaluate each and every trip out of the house. Do I HAVE to drive?? Unfortunately, because I live in Southern California, the answer is often yes. Even public transportation is terrible here. I have clients 20 mikes away that I couldn’t even GET to (or, within 10 miles of) on public transport, here. It’s truly a joke. But I digress.
Right now, I’m riding an older, heavy mountain bike. I struggle to ride 7 miles (we have lots of hills!)
My goal is to ride 20 miles one-way, fast and easily. Then, I will be truly free.