I found a commute, now I need to buy a house at the other end of it.
Today's my first day at my new job in Philly. We're hoping to buy a house somewhere in Mt. Airy (a suburb) so that's where I dropped off my U-haul yesterday so I could get an idea what the bike commute would be like (I'm temporarily renting a place downtown, not far from my office).
Wooooooo hooooooo! Something like 8 or 10 miles of paths through Fairmount Park (a giant park, mostly wooded, following a river), followed by a mile or two of city riding.
I totally "get" city commuting now. Riding a multi-use path, dodging rollerbladers, walkers, other bikes (other bicycles!? You mean I'm NOT the only one in the world?!), riding through parks, running red lights on tiny city streets where you pass cars like they're standing still (oh yeah, cause they ARE standing still! hah!).
Now if I can just get hit by a car and have my bike stolen the experience will be complete . I'm having fun though .