Bike to Work Day

Waking up Friday after the training race, I really dreaded getting on my bike and riding to work.  But I wanted try to make a difference and take one car off the road, if only for the commute.

I had to work late, due to a board meeting at work.  I knew I wouldn’t get out of there until 9:00pm.  So I packed my work clothes, and running clothes/shoes in my backpack.  I wore my cycling clothes on the commute.

Bike to Work Day 2009

The roads seemed pretty bare for a Friday.  I had to make a stop at Grab a Java, to get my free bike to work day coffee.  I pulled up to the drive-thru.  You should have seen the barista’s face light up.  “Our first biker” she yelled.  It was already 8:30, and I really doubted she would see many more.

Thanks for the coffee Grab a Java, that was really a great thing you did!

I made it to work with coffee in hand.

At lunch time I made plans to run my way back home and pick up the Jeep so I could drive my bike home later that night.  I took a little longer route on the way home.  It was pretty humid out and  last nights ride was not helping at this point.  I was exhausted.  5.5 miles.

I took a quick shower then headed back to work.  A little later in afternoon, the storms started to move in.  Getting the Jeep was one of the best decisions I could have made.

I didn’t get out of there until 9:00.  Loaded the bike in the Jeep and headed home.

Did I bike to work?  Yes! Did I ride it home? No!  It is called “Bike to work day” not “Bike home from work day.”  I did get a great run in though!