I started riding the bus to work a few weeks ago. It saves us over $120 a month in gas – which is cool – but it takes me an hour and a half to get to work – which is not cool. So, I noticed every bus has a bike rack on the front so you can ‘bike-n-ride’. I got to thinking maybe I could take my bike to work in the morning and ride my bike home. So I tried that almost two weeks ago. My thought was this, sure its 100 plus degrees outside, but I can get on the bus any time I get too tired, right?
So my first real attempt was no too bad; I made it about 8 miles before I got on the bus (oh, it’s 18-19 miles to work). My second attempt I made it 14 miles. But yesterday, I made it all the way home – in all I put 23 miles on my bike yesterday. I had to ride up to Union Hills from my house (about four miles) because my bus already had two bikes on it (they only carry two). I could have waited 30 mins for the next bus, but I chose to cycle instead.