Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Portland, Oregon
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i was thinking about something along these lines recently, too...since we moved to portland, things are so close by that a lot of times we just walk. it saves having to dress for cold weather on the bike, and all the time locking and unlocking, in the event that our errands are lined up along the nearby street, Hawthorne, as they so often are.
also, Holly is missing her former 30-minute commute to her former job.
The solution? we take an hour-long bike ride every other day, usually right after lunch. Leave the house, ride for 30 minutes in whatever direction we want, then turn around and come home. Takes just over an hour with clothing changes, and we get to get out and about and enjoy cycling.
Also there's the trips to the grocery, to the farmers market, to friends houses, or just running errands...but I know what you mean, it's nice to get in a long-ish "commute" now and then.
Maybe get up extra early and "commute" to a favorite coffee shop a couple days a week, then go to the office.
And walk home for lunch! Enjoy the proximity, you're one in a million.