Friday, July 01, 2005

Happy Bike Year!

The goal of this blog is to chronicle my utility cycling (a term I learned just a few days ago) efforts over the course of a year. A normal person would have probably started this type of project on January 1, but that was before my pedaling epiphany (see below). So I’m starting on July 1, the beginning of the fiscal year for lots of organizations. That's close enough to a new year for me. The beginning of this blog should also correspond with my conversion of a $20 yard sale bike into a mighty utility cycle.

Less than 90 days ago I came to the realization that I could use my bicycle to accomplish all sorts of things that I previously handled by car. Well, that’s not true. I had a general understanding that such things were possible and occasionally used the bike for trips to the neighborhood grocery market, to nearby restaurants, and to the office on weekends, when dress codes were not enforced. At some point during the last 90 days, I magically became aware of how enjoyable these types of bicycle trips can be.

In this blog I plan document my mileage and catalog the types of tasks I’m accomplishing by bike. I’ll also describe the encounters with humans and other objects I have along the way.

1 comment:

Kristine said...

That's awesome! Good luck, man. :) You and your bike.