Tuesday’s Bike Ride (9/28/10)
I had a really lovely day, and I think my biking commute to work played a role in that. I just discovered Simply Bike, a great blog whose spirit of cycling fun, adventure, and earth-crunchiness resonates with me. Plus the author, S., is an academic, and I feel a special kinship with other bloggers who work in academia. S.’s enthusiasm for the biking commute has inspired me to try biking to work a little more often on the weekdays. It’s a great idea: it gives me a break from the bus, the weather is gorgeous right now, and a morning ride in the sunshine makes me feel good all day long. And today, it made a Tuesday feel like a Saturday. I’ve been biking so much on the weekends that this mid-week ride made me feel cheerfully weekend-ish in the best way possible. I had a good, productive day at work, with an especially good meeting with my advisor, but I had that relaxed, happy feeling that weekends bring. It was a very nice day.
On a biking-related note: I had a chance to pop into one of the local bike shops to discuss my recurring flat-tire issue. The good news is that this shop, which is adjacent to campus and only a 20-minute walk from where I work, can replace the leaky tire’s inner tube for ~$32-39, depending on whether I get the super thick inner tube, which should be much more durable and less likely to sustain a puncture wound. I’m very excited about getting the tire fixed so that I don’t have to add air to the inner tube every time I go for a ride. Whee!