Monday, March 10, 2008

Crazy Day

Ah, the wonders of working in IT. I got sucked into an hour-long meeting that kept me at work later than usual, just so that I could utter two sentences of information security advice while overly verbose project planners and sales dweebs reiterated each other's statements ad infinitum.

Thinking I have the bus schedule figured out, I high-tail it to Union Station to catch the L Bus. While waiting, the Dreaded bus comes by. Odd. I don't think the D bus should be here. After it takes off, I open my phone and check my schedules. Whoops! As it turns out, that particular D bus was the earliest trip home available. I hopped on and chased it half way around Crown Center, finally catching it before it got on the highway.

I rode to the Monday night ride, tooled around with them for a while, and rode back home. It was nice not needing to rely on lights for the entire trip, and we had a bigger crowd than I've seen since November.

In other news, one of my childhood best friends is one of my first bike commuting converts -- actually THE first that I know of, assuming people haven't stumbled across my blog and been suddenly inspired to go buy a bike and start commuting on it. Ryan lives and works in the Washington, D.C. area these days and just scored a shiny new Specialized TriCross Triple which he plans on commuting with. It sounds like he's got a pretty easy route, staying mostly on the W&OD Trail. He sounded pretty pumped up after making a test run to and from the office today, so wish him luck! Eric just got back from D.C. as well, and has a lot of great things to say after having been out there for the National Bike Summit. It sounds like D.C. has it better figured out than we do out here.

Random Tunage:
Lisa Loeb - I Do
Sarah McLachlan - Possession


Chuong Doan said...

Hey dude, actually I sucked it up and started riding to work during the winter because of the blog.

Anonymous said...

I am a long time ago commuter in Columbia, MO, but have started riding routinely again since reading your blog.
Got both my bikes (hybrid and road bike) tuned up, lighted and ready to go.
Rode 20 miles today to visit my mom in a nursing home. Glad I could do it!

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