Thursday, January 11, 2007

I Love my Commute

Crossing the Boise River this morning.
It snowed this morning and it made my commute all the more enjoyable. How many people can say that? I love this town.
  • Where else can your bicycle commute be nearly faster than driving? (And it will be if I get a road bike)
  • Where else can you commute by bicycle year round?
  • Where else can you bicycle commute not cross any roads? (Ok, I cross a couple residential streets in the first blocks leaving my house, but the last 3.5 miles from there are exclusively on bike/pedestrian paths.)
  • And where else can you stop to enjoy families of ducks and mergansers swimming, geese flying in formation and herons fishing while traveling through a major city on your way to work?
It's not all cake and ice cream though, I did nearly have an accident in the snow this morning. A black cat attempted to cross my path (quite a sight on a white snow-covered landscape) and nearly went under my tire. Luckily*, at the last second the cat veered off and dove into a bush.
* Pun intended


Anonymous said...

Don't they sell studded bicycle tires like the ones used on motorcycle ice racing?