This Wednesday, January 20, 2010 is Boulder’s Winter Bike to Work Day.(!)
Yet, I can always think of a million excuses and reasons why not to bike to work (i.e. biking takes double the time than driving/busing which is that much longer I am not walking my dog and that much more time wasted that I am not getting another blog up on elephantjournal.com or updating my twitter/facebook account and because it’s cold and cars are scary and I always wear my helmet which is dorky but safe and I’m avoiding roadside pollution, wait, what?). But are any of these excuses good enough? Of course not. I’m embarrassed when I even think of them.
So I’m going to suck it up, strap on my helmet tight, wake up extra early, get exercise while getting to work, stop by Moe’s Bagels on Broadway to enjoy breakfast with the lively Boulder community and feel good about minimizing my emissions. Is this something we can strive to do everyday? I sure hope so and I applaud those that bike everywhere.
What are your best excuses not to bike to work and how will you get over them to participate in Winter Bike to Work Day?