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wasoxygen  ·  382 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 3, 2017

Biking to work about every day and I hope I never have a daily car commute again. I spend more at lunch (and still get hungry again by afternoon) but figure I come out ahead on expenses even before considering mental and physical health.

Of course, you find a few jerks wherever you go.

First it was this road racer, doing a U-turn right in front of me, blocking the trail twice while staring at an array of electronics strapped to his handlebars.

Then this loudmouth idiot had the nerve to give me a hard time while he was blocking my lane. Share the trail, buddy!

lil  ·  382 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Ha ha - my first giggle of the day. (I'm in a three-hours-earlier-than-you time zone.)

WanderingEng  ·  382 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Have you run to work lately? I'm about ten miles from work, and is have to go down a normally busy county highway to get here. But they're closing the bridge this summer, and I expect that will choke off much of the traffic. It might be a nice run.

wasoxygen  ·  382 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I ran home from work twice in February, about nine miles, but don't really have time in the morning to do it both ways, even though I'm now working about five miles from home.

I really hope to get some long training in before this fall, but don't see a way to make that happen without an alarm clock and head lamp, two tools that require more motivation than I've been able to muster.

user-inactivated  ·  382 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Running 10 miles to work sounds like something that might be fun on occasion, but I can see that taking a toll on the knees pretty quickly. That said, I sometimes wish I lived a mile or so from work and that I lived in a walkable part of the city. I would kill to be able to walk to work on nice days, even in the winter.

WanderingEng  ·  382 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah, it would definitely be a once a week thing, tops. I'd probably drive to work with my bike in the back and bike home the first day, then run to work and drive home the next.

Where I work is rural but still close to town. I'd love to live near here both for the convenience to work and the open spaces. But since it's close to town, property values are kind of high.