I commute to work on my bike. The worst part of my commute is that it has to end.
A few months ago, I changed careers to computer programming. When I was looking for work, I tried hard to find a place that would give a nice bike-ride to work. I even turned down an interview at a place that didn’t have a good bike route. It took a while to find the right job, but now, I sincerely appreciate it every morning and night, even with a bit of rain, snow, or cold.
It reminds me a lot of bike touring, for 100s or 1,000s of miles. There is no bad weather, only bad gear. I will stop if the weather gets unsafe, but honestly, that doesn’t happen often. The simple yet spectacular sights far outnumber any uncomfortable moments.
By the subject line, I thought you were going to have to stop your bicycle commute all together. But now I understand that you only wish you didn’t arrive at work. 🙂 Anyway, that was a fun read, and the photos were fantastic! Thanks for sharing. I hope you can continue the two-wheeled commute for many weeks to come. But one never knows how quickly that can end with good old Minnesota weather. Stay safe!
Good to hear from you Karl, as always. I’m glad my slightly-criptic heading eventually made sense. I mentioned the same phrase to my manager a few weeks ago when we were taking the elevator up in the morning. He liked it but added, “I’m not sure I can take that much cheerfulness before coffee.” I’m glad you enjoyed the pictures as well, but I’m hoping you’re a little off that the winter will pause my commuting. Last year, I was able to commute until the temperature reached single digits because I couldn’t keep my feet warm. This year, I bought a better pair of boots. More pictures from my winter commute are at https://www.facebook.com/steven.malikowski/media_set?set=a.10205618306453733&type=3 .