Tuesday opened to frozen roads and school delays due to an overnight snow shower, but that didn’t mean I didn’t have to head into work for meetings and lunches and meetings and such. And there’s no car anymore. I bundled up in two of everything–socks, pants, baselayers, gloves–and headed down the hill on the Brompton. It wasn’t the cold that got me as much as the ice in the bike lane, so I took the lane next to it, bought a stack of tickets, folded up the bike, answered work emails for 15 minutes, unfolded the bike, and climbed the hill to campus. There was no road rage, no parking, and I was reminded again of how that driving habit had gotten to be a habit, and now this will be a new habit. I made my meetings, did some work, and then reversed course, snapping this picture while I waited for the train. The sky just never looks this blue in a car. Thanks for dying, sweet old Hyundai Accent. You’re making the bike feel brand new.
Was 2 layers of everything enough? I seem to manage to do okay except for my feet.Probably need to buy a size larger to double up on wool socks! Nice reflection on commuting by bike vs car. I’ve never said “What a great commute I had today” when I’ve driven, but often can say that having cycled. I’m liking the upgraded Halethorp station. Big improvement!
Two layers is plenty! And yes, wool socks. Wool. Socks.