Thursday, September 8

Lunch Update

So i'm eating english muffin pizza's for lunch. According to the wife they are quite good. I dunno about that but I just invented them yesterday when she said she had nothing for lunch.

Take 1 english muffin and split it
Apply pizza sauce (best), tomato paste (okay), or catsup (if that's all there is)
Add cheese
Add 2 pepporoni
Microwave 1 minute on high
Burn hands
Burn mouth

They are pretty good. Miss Jessica I am still waiting!!!!!!

So I've still been riding my bike which is awesome. I'm starting to feel strong again for the first time in probably 2 years. We're supposed to have Crit practice on Sunday with ESW which I'm looking forward to. Still haven't got off my lazy butt to get the running underway though. All is well on the house front. Just waiting the apprasial and if that goes fine then we're set.

Maybe more updates this afternoon if it's as slow as I predict it's going to be...

Tuesday, September 6

Waiting to hear pt.2 promised to update your blog. I'm stil waiting.
House promised to fax me the sheet saying you agree. I'm still waiting. promised me my header months ago. I'm still waiting but also happy not to have to pay you the rest yet. Haha. promised to ship me my camber plates when you charged the card since they were on back order. I'm still waiting.

Waiting to hear

Today is the resolution deadline for the inspection on our house. We heard all is well and the papers will be signed today but haven't seen that happen yet. Hopefully soon. Our real estate agent has been sick and in the hospital so I hope she's doing okay.

The long weekend was great. Lots of relaxing and fun. I went on a nice bike ride after 4hrs of sleep on Saturday morning since the girls were over Friday night for Kareoke. The ride was in Colorado Springs and went through Garden of the Gods which was awesome! We had Death Match 1 for our Eastside Wheelmen team and I chased Ryan up the hill in 22:05 to his 21:40. Next time I'm going to beat him. Today continues my consecutive ride to work streak as well. Apparently it's raining outside but from my windowless desk I can't tell.

Time to enjoy lunch, the best part of the day!

Thursday, September 1

Bike to work (or carpool or vanpool etc)

So ever since Leadville kicked my butt I've been riding my bike to work. I took 1 week off after the race to recover and today is the 9th consecutive work day that I've ridden. So far I'm really really enjoying it. Now I've ridden bikes a long time and have ridden to work many times before but this is the first time I've given up the car totally. Okay so having "my" 2 car(s) broken and sharing our reliable car with the wife doesn't hurt the situation, but hey, i'm not clamoring to fix my ride(s). In fact riding to work has made me enjoy my commute to and from my house despite the fact that I basically live in the middle of town and ride with a decent amount of traffic both ways. My 5 mile commute each way takes about 20-30 minutes (depending on how hard I ride) which is about 10-15 minutes longer than by car. On the plus side I keep a minimum of 50 miles a week off my car, stay in better shape and reduce our countries dependance on oil and the currently skyrocketing gas prices. Even when I drive the Honda Civic the savings is still nice! Those with longer commutes or less fuel efficent cars could save a bundle.

And I'm not the only one. My dad has been riding and taking the bus in combination almost everyday for months now. Did I mention he lives in Illinois, commutes to St.Louis over the river, is over 50 and also is diabetic? Now what was your excuse again?

So what does the banner at the top of this post have to do with it? Well it's just a program here in Colorado by our RTD to help the environment and get people informed about alternative ways to commute other than by driving alone. You can carpool, vanpool, walk, take the bus or ride your bike or do any of those in combination. And all we ask is try it 1 day a week. When you realize how nice alternative methods can be you may find yourself doing it everyday! Now everyday doesn't work for some people or in emergencies but they have programs for that already including a guarenteed ride home via Taxi. I know this is available here in Colorado and also in the St.Louis area so there is a good chance it exists whereever you are.

So try something new for your commute, save some money, save the planet and reduce our countries need for oil all at the same time. It only takes 1 day a week and it's easier than you think. Just try it :)