Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bowie, MD
Bikes: Raleigh C-30, Yeah bike 20" foldie
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Going out on top
So today is my last day working for a while, as I will be staying home with my newborn daughter. I started commuting on Bike to Work Day 2006 and have since logged about 3700 miles. I've ridden in the heat, in the cold, in rain and snow. I fell only once (it took a while for me to realize that cold + water = ice) and had only 2 flats. I'm saving about $30 a month on auto insurance and I must say, my legs are damn sexy.
I was lucky enough to work in a building that has a bike rack in the small parking garage and the availability of a shower and a locker. Only once did I forget to bring a towel.
I had very few negative run ins with motorists or pedestrians. I got to see wild life (deer, cats, horses, dogs, and some mammal I didn't recognize) and left my mark by running over one squirrel.
I will miss commuting and this message board greatly, but I believe that watching my daughter grow up to be a cyclist will be even more rewarding.
I already got her a trailer at a yard sale to ride around to the grocery store and yard sales in the spring. (I have a feeling my wife won't let me take her out in February)
I will still check in on this board to see what is going on, but I am also looking forward to exploring the Family boards and trying this riding on a weekend thing.
Thanks for all of your help, I hope to see you all again in a few years whenever I rejoin the workforce.