Friday, April 24, 2009

My Ironic Carbon Footprint

Today, for the first time this year, I rode my bike to work.  Well, sort of.

I haven't been great about getting exercise in the now officially over off season.  So, I was leery of just heading out of my garage for the office.  From door to desk, it is 20 miles.  Instead, I loaded the bike into the car and drove to close to the top of the Lakeshore bike path.  For the locals, I parked at Lawrence.

Normally, I would take the train.  That would entail  a 2 mile car ride to the station.  Instead, I drove 10 miles to bike the rest of the way.  That means, I am using more fuel and creating more greenhouse gases by virtue of my half-commute by bike.

I felt lousy, by the way.  By the time I got to Addison, I was cursing myself for not taking better care of myself.  At North Ave., I was contemplating a rest stop at the chess pavilion.  But, I stuck it out and made it to the office just fine.  No taking the train home since my car is parked by the Lake, I need to ride back and retrieve it.

1 comment:

Matt said...

Age teaches one thing: any time on the bike is good time on the bike. Congrats on starting the season.