Today begins the “bike to work commuter challenge.” Although we have a team of Brian, Scott, and Byron, possibly others, ‘m not sure about the competitive aspect because there are a lot of organizations that sandbag the stats. To me, it’s more of a “I wonder how many cyclists I’ll see on the road,” combined with subtle undertones of “I have to ride the most” in my group 🙂
Last year’s challenge jump-started me into commuting regularly. Encouragement and advice from Fran, Doug, SIR and others kept me going through the mucky winter months. Although I still pale compared to Kent, I am happy to say my year-to-date total is 1,318 miles and fifty-something commutes. People now assume I’m biking in.
I signed up for being this month’s “Guest Chef” at work because it sounded like it would be fun to cook chicken fajitas, salsa, tortillas and accompanyments on Cinco de Mayo. I’ve never cooked for thirty people, so it should be a challenge.
I am also hoping that I will have some down time this week to make a trek into Seattle and look at a new bike.