I walked up to Grossmont Nutrition to buy a birthday card (52¢), and then over to the grocery story to pick up something. It was pretty warm, but breezy, too, which was nice. It was quite possibly 85°F with a wind of around 7 mph. I wore a white long-sleeved shirt, and the totally geek Sequel desert hat with integral neck cape. I had put sun block on my delicate hands (and a touch on the snozz), so I was pretty much ready.
I observed that my carbon footprint was pretty much less than everyone else on the road at that minute. I reflected that I don't know why I ride a bicycle.
- It is not for environmental reasons.
- It's not REALLY to save money, since I DO have a vehicle and make payments, etc.
- It's not because I LIKE it (Who REALLY like's hills, eh?).
Eventually I arrived home. The round trip was around six miles. It took about two hours. I was about as tired as when doing a twenty mile bike ride. Probably had nearly the same cardio workout. Let us face it, at a twelve mph average (on a GOOD day), the ol' heart ain't REALLY pumping all that hard!