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Happy Bike to Work Day!

Tuesday during the day, I was pretty tired. I haven't been completely successful in subverting scrottie into keeping a morning schedule, so we were up later than I'd like Monday night, and then I made myself get up to go rowing on Tuesday morning despite an unhappy twinge in my back (not exacerbated by the rowing, thankfully). Tuesday night, I slept poorly. I couldn't entirely tell what was going on, except that my body didn't feel like it was thermoregulating correctly. Yesterday, I had that sense of malaise that generally precedes illness, so I left work early at 4:30 and went home and napped on the couch until bedtime.

I'm not completely better this morning, but at least my joints aren't aching right now? My improved state meant we were able to participate in Bike to Work Day this morning, hurrah. I don't know precisely why, but it's really important to me to participate.

I didn't take any pictures, but I think plenty of other people did, because of course S rode his tallbike. He even got a couple of the El Cerrito PD guys to try it out at the first Bike to Work station. Bike East Bay handed out these super nice swag bags that *weren't* stuffed full of junk. They had two kinds of energy bars, some tea, a reflective ankle band, and the Bike East Bay newsletter, plus the bags themselves have long straps that make them easy to sling over one's shoulder while riding around town. I became a member of Bike East Bay, finally, and also learned that our regional organization is basically the Albany Strollers and Rollers because El Cerrito doesn't have an organization of its own.

It's pretty amazing to be back in a region where Bike to Work Day is a Big Deal. Lincoln had a touch of hoopla at a single Bike to Work destination. Bryan/College Station had nothing. Tempe always felt like an all-too-brief gathering of the few fierce and hardy commuters. I wish we got to join one of the after parties this evening, but for various reasons we'll probably forgo it.

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(Anonymous)
May. 12th, 2016 05:15 pm (UTC)
bike to work day
In Seattle bike to work day has morphed into Bike Everywhere Day. I've enjoyed participating in recent years even though I've retired from working for money. I've always made it into a Coffee Shop Bike Ride, so now I'm happy to be officially part of the movement. Unfortunately, I have an early morning doctor's appointment the same day. I guess I could ride my bike to the appointment...

Love,
Dad
mokey4
May. 17th, 2016 12:52 am (UTC)

I think bike to work day is on Friday here, and I might attempt to bike to rowing and then on to work. I don't know though! I don't think I have that kind of energy yet.

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