Bike Happy!

The beautiful fall continues, making my daily bike commutes an absolute pleasure.  I’m not a natural morning person, but once I eat my breakfast and drink my coffee, kiss Mr. Dottie goodbye, and head out on my bicycle, I’m in a wonderful mood.  This lifted mood carries me through at least part of my work day.

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How can one not feel happy when surrounded by such beauty?

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The commute home this evening was not as beautiful.  Instead, it was dark, chilly (temps dropped to 50 degrees) and WINDY.  The headwind was wretched, slowing my commute and forcing me off the lakefront trail to take city streets the rest of the way home.

On the plus side, I got an intense workout while listening to a full This American Life podcast and saving money.  Not a bad deal.

I’m already looking forward to tomorrow morning’s bike commute. :)

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7 thoughts on “Bike Happy!

  1. Dottie I consider your tolerance of riding in traffic to be representative of the majority of people. So I’m curious if any of the new protected bike lanes has enticed you to start riding on some busy arterial streets or is your preference is still to ride mainly on residential streets and along a bike path.

    • dottie says:

      Yes, I’ll take an arterial street with a protected bike lane. The one on Dearborn through the Loop is perfect for when I don’t take the lakefront trail to work.

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  3. opaangell says:

    Very glad to see you blogging again.

  4. Elyse says:

    How do you listen to a podcast and bike? That is the only thing I miss about riding my bike to work.

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