My friend Dave posted a note on a bike forum today about how he "made" himself ride to work two days in a row this week. He woke up Tuesday hoping it was raining so he wouldn't have to ride, and then had to grumpily force himself out of bed and onto the bike.
You think you know a person, and then they go and reveal something like this.
If he wanted us to think he's nuts, why didn't he just say he owns the entire Michael Jackson catalog on CD, or that he has a computer full of Russian granny porn? Not that he does (as far as I know), but it wouldn't have been any more disturbing.
I don't understand the concept of not wanting to ride to work. Whenever I know I'm going to ride, it's easier to get myself out of bed. And trust me, I'm not a morning person. If you doubt that, just ask my family. They'll tell you how I hate it when someone tries to talk to me in the hour of the day. Hell, last week I got mad at my wife and daughter for talking to each other while I was sitting nearby and trying to eat breakfast and read the news.
Dragging myself out of bed so I can drive to work is hard. Getting up so I can ride to work sucks less. And once I get going, I virtually always enjoy the trip. Having all my gear ready and wishing for an excuse to not ride? Never happens.
But Dave, who owns at least as many bikes as I do, is a closet car guy. It's sad.
Speaking of friends who ride to work (some happily) I used to occasionally share part of my commute with my former co-worker Gina, who asked me to pimp her art show and presentation on this here blog.
OK, she didn't use the word "pimp." I just call 'em like I see 'em. Does she read the blog? Does she ever have a kind word to say about the blog? Noooooooooo. But if you read it, she'd like you to show up, look at her art and hear about her bike trip in Spain and Portugal.
You could do worse on a Friday night, so click on her flier for more info., and go check it out if you're so inclined.
Just be sure to say something like, "I'm sure glad I read about this on Tim's blog, or I would have missed the whole damn deal!"