...when I was about 12.
So now I'm 40 and I have a nine-year-old daughter. We live within a mile or so of a couple of grocery stores, restaurants, and shopping. I'd like to get us both on bikes for a couple of reasons: I'm not getting any skinnier driving my Accord around, and gas isn't getting any cheaper! And you know, for taking care of the environment--I recycle and keep the thermostat up, I try to do my part, but none of that is FUN. But riding a bike? Much more interesting!
We're in Phoenix, so for the next several months I'm sure the riding will be pretty limited due to the heat, but there's no time like the present. Ideally, this fall I'd like to be able to start commuting to work, about five miles one-way, a few days a week.
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