The majority of my waking hours are spent in a skyscraper. My office has a big window with a view of Lake Michigan, but looking at the view only reminds me of what I’m missing. Without bike rides before and after work, my life would be pretty sad. Because of this, I try to really appreciate my time outside: winter, spring, summer or fall, I love it all if I can be outside on my bike. Today I focused on enjoying the summer sun – a rare bird in Chicago, land of the six-month winter. The sun reciprocated by playing fun games with my camera. Betty, of course, was happy to mug.
And facing away from the sun …
That’s the thing about bike commuting – even if you’re in the frenetic city, cycling allows you to get out in the fresh air, slow down, bask in the sunlight, smile at strangers and appreciate how beautiful the world can be. You can’t get that in a car, train or bus, people!
So let’s go ride a bike :)