Thursday, February 23, 2006

Guess who rode her new bicycle to work today?
That would be ME. And if you know me, you should be proud because I am (1) extraordinarily lazy and (2) not up for morning activity EVER. But there I was, cruising on down the street, doing the beauty queen wave (wrist wrist hand, wrist wrist hand...) to the sanitation workers as I passed the garbage truck, pedaling like a pro on the street next to cars that were moving. This is a big step for me. Also:

* My bike basket is the perfect size for my work bag and a bottle of water.
* I can't smoke and ride the bike at the same time.
* It wasn't as scary as I thought it would be.
* No one honked their horn at me.
* It didn't take as long as I thought it would.
* I didn't get run over.
* I need a rearview mirror. And streamers for the handlebars.


* A little exercise in the morning didn't kill me after all. I'm actually in a better mood than usual.


  1. Good for you! Did you name your bike?

  2. Go KLo, go! That is great!

  3. Whoa! I am impressed!

    Now you can sell your car and spend your savings on fun things--like gifts for your friends.


  4. Oh, great, just as I was beginning to forget those running shoes I bought ten months ago...

  5. You did have a lot of energy this morning! Before I even closed the front door and had time to ponder why there was a shiny new bike resting in the hallway, I heard a voice yelling down the stairs to me "Guess who rode their bike this morning!"

  6. My second thought? Wow. I'm glad it didn't fall apart on you!

    Yay for Erin!

  7. Biking to work is the best.

    People WILL eventually honk at you, and tell you to get on the sidewalk. Here's what you say back:

    "It's not called a sideBIKE!"

    They don't get it, but you'll feel better.

  8. You're not trying hard enough if you think you can't smoke and ride at the same time.
    Oh, ok, you don't want to smoke and ride. Sorry.

  9. Good for you! Your halo is dazzling and pure. Next thing you know, you'll be taking up morning yoga and meditation.

    You can't smoke doing those either.

  10. Way to go, Kel...very impressive! I think you need a squeezy horn to complete the picture, though!

  11. No name yet! Al liked Joan Jett, because we both think it is hilarious when people name pets and inanimate objects by celebrity names. But I'm not sure how I feel about riding Joan Jett all over my neighborhood.

    Katie - I think the actual quote yelled down the stairs was "I RODE MY TRIKEY TO WORK!"

    I want to get a horn loud enough to scare the cars. And Jem, I might be able to smoke during yoga if on my own. I think I have smoked on a treadmill (with a beer in the little cup holder) and also during meditation.

  12. Oh, and get a boat air horn. You can keep it in your basket, and when someone honks, you can blast 'em. They'll probably wreck and you can snicker as you pedal off, streamers billowing jauntily. I can picture it very clearly.

  13. Get a helmet! You need a helmet. You haven't mention helmet. Get one.


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