Thursday, June 9, 2011

Me & My Not-So-Stupid Bike: Episode #5

Today marks the longest ride I've done on the bike so far.  Did a one-hour round trip on the Burke-Gilman.

And the only jerks were the swarms of gnats!!!

Me and My Stupid Bike: Episode 3 & 4

Day 3: Called on account of rain - I'm not hardcore.

Day 4: Past 20th and over almost to Sunset Park.  Rode just like 10 minutes North, then turned around and rode back downhill in half the time to the gym and did some weights for half hour and rode home.  Maybe I'm a little itsy bitsy hardcore.  It was a really nice night too!!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Me and My Stupid Bike: #1 & #2

I bought a bike this year.  I haven't ridden it really at all.  And I've come to realize that it's because... I'm scared to ride the stupid thing around the city.  However, because it was so expensive and because it's now summer time, I've made an (unbinding) agreement with myself to ride the stupid thing once a day in the hopes I'll get used to it and will no longer be so afraid of stupid people and their stupid cars and other stupid bike riders and stupid pedestrians who feel you're their own personal property and can therefore hurl stupid comments and accusations at you about how stupid of a bike rider you are.

Here's my bike - it has no name - we have yet to bond.

Day 1 Outin: RedBox to drop off I Am Number Four and retrieve Megashark vs. Crocosaurus.
Distance: Few blocks
Time: Maybe like 5 minutes

Day 2 Outin: Loop-de-loop (8th/Freddy's/Ballard)

Distance: 2.8 Miles
Time: 24 minutes - yes I'm slow.

#Jerks encountered: 0 (Yay!)
Mood: Oddly positive (Yay!)