As soon as they hear my tires crunching on the gravel driveway, Gilligan and Oliver hop up in the window to say good bye.
I head down the alley to Summit St.
I'm enjoying the late summer flowers along Summit St. I notice that car and bike traffic has increased quite a bit since classes started again at the U.
And then I take quick a detour towards downtown...
to pick up some lunch & fill my thermos with some coffee from the New Pioneer co-op. Lots of bikes here!
It's great to see a trailer in action as a mom & daughter ride to Horace Mann elementary school.
I love passing by this zinnia patch on Dewey St.
Here at the Hilltop I get ready to turn onto a higher traffic road - the only one in my 3-mile commute. I plan my commute so that most of my ride takes place on quiet residential streets.
I usually see several other cyclists headed down this road.
I pass by this little guy on the final stretch of my commute. I'm a vegan for ethical reasons, but this morning I found myself thinking about the environmental impact of eating meat. Raising animals for livestock wastes a lot of energy and resources, and if more people adopted a vegetarian diet we could easily reduce our fuel use by a significant proportion. It would also make the cows happier.
And... here I am. Only a tiny bit sweaty, feeling energized and awake and more than a little sorry to be going indoors on such a beautiful day. But it was a real treat to spend 15 minutes of my morning riding. I feel grateful for it.
Friday, August 31, 2007
Thursday, August 30, 2007
BIKE COMMUTERS' BREAKFAST
Friday September 7th
Stop by on your way to work or school or wherever and join us for a cup of coffee and some breakfast goodies anytime between 7:30 and 9:30.
We'll be there, rain or shine!
408 E. College St.
Posted by Jen B.
Labels: roadside breakfast