Thursday, December 11, 2008

Bike is up for the winter

Expanding job demands and many, many late nights at work have forced me to put the bike up for the winter. In fact, I had to do it way back in September. I am very impressed and humbled by all those people who are bicycling through the winter, in darkness and occasional rain, but I choose the bus when I know I could be at work 'til 9:30 at night.

Or even - sigh - the car.

Oh well. There's always next year. In the meantime, I swing very wide when passing a bike, and I am teaching my 15-year-old to be hyper-vigilant about cyclists whenever she is behind the wheel.

"Yes, Mom, I know. I saw the bike," she says, rolling her eyes.