I have been guilty of being a drone for too long. Gotta go to the store? Get in the car. Going to work? Get in the car. I am so bad I load my dog in to the car and drive to a park 1 mile from home!
I borrowed a bike from a friend and rode it to work today. I'm going to do it again tomorrow, and the next day.
This weekend I brought my wife's bike in to the local shop for some slicks and fenders, and I ordered a commuter bike for myself. Next week we are putting her car in the paper and selling it. We're going to split 1 car and each have city bikes.
I feel like I've awakened from a dream.
My commute is 2.5 mi. each way, about one third of which is spent on a ring road going around a beautiful park designed by Fred Law Olmstead. He's better known as the guy who designed Central Park in NYC and I'd like to tip my helmet to him for having done a superb job in Buffalo as well.
I'm glad to have stumbled on to this forum and I look forward to hanging out here!