My friend Betsy was nice enough to lend me her bike. It's been about 10 years since I rode a bike, but after day two - I have some tips for anyone using the main drags to get to work like me.
- Cut through neighborhoods and take side roads as much as possible
- WATCH out for cars zooming out of their long driveways, cause they don't watch out for you.
- Wear a helmet. (even if it's purple)
- Be on sprinkler ALERT. When you are biking 30 minutes with a 20 lb backpack - you need a refreshing shower every now and again.
- Bring deodorant to work.
Even though my new wheels aren't as nice as Emily's - I am doing my part as a GREEN citizen by biking. On rainy days, I will try out the new hybrid bus from the Rochester Transportation System. I read that the diesel bus is quieter and more fuel efficient.