Weeks 25 and 26: Walking Counts
October 20, 2012 § 13 Comments
New Rule: in the quest to cycle at least twice a week for a year, starting this week a commute on foot hereby counts as a bicycle ride.
It was April when I decided to drive less and bicycle more. What was I was thinking? Winter wouldn’t come again?
July brought the discovery that it is possible to wipe out for no good reason, without the aid of cars, pedestrians or bad weather: (http://jbw0123.blogspot.com/2012/07/ow-week-14-and-book-review.html).
No need to be hard core. If it’s dark, wet, cold, if leaves are piled dangerously in the bike path, if my inner warning system is hollering don’t do it, I won’t. The point is, after all, to Get Out Of the Car. My feet work fine. We have plenty of shoes.
… but there’s something to be said for getting through the season in one piece. Vive la pedestrians.
“Now shall I walk or shall I ride? ‘Ride,’ Pleasure said; ‘Walk,’ Joy replied.” – W.H. Davies
Update on the quest to bicycle commute sans fossil fuels 104 times in 52 weeks. Week 25: rode/commuted twice. Week 26: 2 rides + one walk to the store. Grand total: 68 (16 in the bank).