Best of 2009 #19: Transportation Day

This year marked John’s start of grad school at CU and result­ing com­mute into Boul­der 5 times per week. He is real­ly awe­some and rides his bike to the bus and then from the bus to cam­pus. I am not so tough/brave/willing to wear bike-appro­pri­ate clothes as that, but I did ride my bike from Erie to work on Bike To Work Day 2009, which is 14 miles each way.

(If there are any Boul­derites read­ing this and snick­er­ing, you can stop now. That is a major ride for me in traf­fic.)

It does feel real­ly great to whiz down the hill on CO7 from Erie into Lafayette. I did a real­ly good job at the inter­sec­tion of 7 & 287 this time (no wob­bling as I tried to unclip). And the Boul­der Creek trail is pret­ty in the morn­ing. After work, I start­ed my ride home in some light sprin­kles, hop­ing to make it home before the major rain we had been expe­ri­enc­ing each evening unleashed. By the lake on Base­line, I was start­ing to get con­cerned that my sun­glass­es did­n’t have wind­shield wipers. Com­ing thru Lafayette, I sin­cere­ly hoped my road bike tires would pro­vide enough grip to keep me upright for the rest of the way home, which cul­mi­nat­ed in a ride back up the big hill in a tor­ren­tial down­pour. I crossed over 7 and into my neigh­bor­hood just as the clouds began to part. All in all, it was def­i­nite­ly my most mem­o­rable trans­porta­tion day in 2009.

Posted: December 19th, 2009
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