Apr 17 2010 - Aug 11 2013
Things I've Learned From Biking In The Peg: 2010-04-17
- 99 out of every 100 drivers are really nice, but you'll always get that one asshole who tries to see how close he can get to you without actually hitting you.
- The wind is very strong, and is almost always against you. No matter which way you're going it will change directions when you stop so when you're heading home it's going against you again. Fuck the wind.
- Arlington Overpass should be taken by sidewalk, all the assholes who like to drive too close to you are apparently always going over that overpass, take the sidewalk and live to tell the tale.
- Going up a big hill (or bridge) is really worth it, the exhaustion and triumph you feel when you reach the top makes the free ride down hill that much more awesome. Biking is worth it for that hard earned free ride; it's not as fun if you just walk up the hill, you got to ride uphill as hard as you can and then just let go.
- Your ass hurts for the first week or so, but then you get used to it, or at least learn to ride with your ass off the seat.
- For me at least biking is faster than busing, I save an hour a day now by biking (assuming the wind isn't too horrendous).
- I seem to have more energy now. Where as before I'd sleep 8-10 hours a day and still be tired I'm now sleeping 6-8 hours a day and waking up a lot earlier than expected. This is helping me getting a lot of things done.
- I'm happier and I find a greater appreciation for the outdoors. There's no joy like rushing through the city (ever since my breaks fell off I've stopped going so slow and it's great).