I had the misfortune of needing to commute by car a number of times last week. Having forgotten how much I detest sitting in traffic, I again questioned why anyone would choose to do this!
It was a joy to be back on my bike this morning. Officially, I was leading one of the PBC Monday bike trains, so I had an excuse to just ride easy, take some time to enjoy the scenery, take in the waterfowl, observe the goslings, and admire other sights along the way. Suddenly, I came to a realization that over time I had turned my bike commute into something resembling an automotive commute. On a daily basis, my focus had become to get from point A to point B as quickly as possible. While I certainly enjoyed riding my bike more than sitting in a car, I had completely forgotten about on of the best parts of bike commuting, the journey!
You can be sure I won’t be speeding along for some time to come. Rather I’m going to sit back, take an extra 10 minutes to commute, and just enjoy myself.