In the United States, the daily commuter by car spends on average almost an hour per day sitting in traffic going to and from work. As I ride by these seemingly endless lines of traffic on my bicycle I wonder how these people stay sane cooped up in their vehicles. With this in mind, I was surprised to learn that only 0.56% of working adults in the U.S. commute via bicycle. The leading reason people avoid bicycle commuting is because of the dangers it can pose. However, with cities become increasingly aware of cyclist safety, the introduction of more bike lanes make for a much less hectic, and much more enjoyable ride.
I love my ride to Gotham HQ because it gives me some “peaceful” time to myself before or after my time at work. During my ride in the morning I like to get the creative juices flowing as well as take some time to relax before the day begins. After a hard day’s work, I take time to decompress my mind, give my brain a breather, and focus on the ride.
So for all you out there who think commuting to work on a bike just seems like more work; give it a shot, you’ll be pleasantly surprised!
What do you like most about your commute?
Even though I have retired now, my past as a raver during the 00’s has resulted in an intense fascination for neon colored lights. What I would really love to put on my bike is this, but the lights are super expensive with a price tag of 199$. In addition to that, it is quite a time consuming and complicated process to attach all the lights. Read more
Yesterday, when answering a phone call while at work at Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC), I refuged from high noise level into a room that had a handwritten sign on the door that said that the room was closed due to construction work.
Safe inside, I found an amazing artifact from ancient times; a hand pedal bike: Read more