After a couple years of riding a falling apart junky “Walmart special” mountain bike of which I was the third owner, we decided it was time to get a new bike that would actually do what we wanted it to, haul a kid and a few groceries. We thought very briefly about getting a car, … More She’s curvy and green and mine (soon).
I’ve been going around and around in my head trying to settle on what bike we should get for transporting myself and the kid.* I had it narrowed down to two different choices, the price difference between the two will be minimal if I have to buy them new, so that’s not the deciding factor. … More Analysis paralysis and psychological predisposition from childhood.
When our family goes somewhere on the weekend, I usually drive. My husband doesn’t like driving on the highway and I don’t mind it. Today we had to go to the mall. Unfortunately, there was just no getting around it. The mall was ridiculously crowded. Christmas sized crowds, were they there for Mother’s Day? I … More Feeling like I’ve been malled.
Walked there and back, about 3 miles total. Saw 6 folks riding a bicycle and 3 pedestrians (people walking from their car to the market don’t count pedestrians). I didn’t count how many single occupant cars there were, but obviously it was a lot. Fewer than 10 cars that passed on my side of the … More Farmer’s market Friday.
But as I’m a stay at home parent, I just walked to kitchen. If I had a job outside of the house, I probably would bike there since I don’t have a car and the bus sucks. I always feel like I need to explain why I don’t have a job, but it’s simply that … More It’s “bike to work” day.
The city I live in has a “Walk and Roll” campaign going, to try and promote walking and biking within the city. Clearly they were going for a play on “Rock and Roll”. I don’t know who came up with this name, but I think it’s either accidentally hilarious or very subtle racism. Racism isn’t … More Walk and roll!!
I’ve just finished reading the 2016 Bicycle Transportation Plan for the city of Cupertino. http://www.cupertino.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=3479 It gives me hope. At least a little hope. It also explains why I feel like the streets around my apartment are so horrible. Because they are! lol. The whole area where I am is considered “high stress” for people … More The city’s plan for the future
Wanted to go to the farmer’s market (get out of the house, get some tasty fruit and veg, etc). Walked to the bus stop and checked the schedule. The bus that we were going to catch was running 10 minutes late. We were 5 minutes early, so we had to wait about 15 minutes (we … More Reminding us all again why the bus sucks.
Slowly coming to terms with the realization that using a bicycle as the primary transportation option for myself and my son is not going to happen. I’m still really sad about it and very much wish that the streets here were safer than they are. I try not to let it depress me too much, … More Boredom reigns supreme