This is Bike to Work Week all over the country, and I wanted to do my part. It's hard for me to bike TO work, however. We have no shower facilities at school, and I would have to give up my second cup of coffee in order to leave early enough on my bicycle.
Spravenwriter and I wanted to ride after school, though, so I had Hubby take me and my bicycle to school. He had to go to the doctor anyway, so it's not like we wasted fuel having him take me. I like having Hubby take me and my bike to school. While he would be glad to come and get me (maybe not GLAD, but he would do it), I feel obligated to ride home.
Spravenwriter is relatively new to road cycling, so I thought we should do a simple ride to the end of the road where our school is located and then back. It's an 8-mile round trip, further than she had ridden so far. Well, she had one Ride to Hell of 12 miles, but she didn't mean to ride that far, so it didn't count. Just kidding. Of course it counts.
We rode the 8 miles, and then it was another 9 miles home for me.
I have officially trained for BRAG, which starts in 17 days. Hey! Seventeen miles. Seventeen days. Must be a sign or something.
For those of you who just said "sign of insanity maybe......"
I read in the newspaper this morning that it also counts if you ride a motorcycle to work, just as long as you don't ride in a car alone. I plan to further do my part tomorrow and Friday by riding the Harley to school. At great personal sacrifice. It's all about the environment, you know.