My first commute by bike without the “safety net” of a car. I spoke yesterday about how liberating it felt seeing it being driven away and knowing for work my only real option is the bike. Forget buses and trains. You can do Rubery to Smethwick by bus or train, but what a palaver! That was never even a consideration. Maybe Local Town transportation planners need to know that?
It wasn’t anything I could put my finger on, but this morning’s pedal in did feel different somehow. Maybe it was a change in mindset, maybe it was being free of a car or just maybe I hadn’t woken up yet.
Amongst all of this “Car free Utopian dream” please remember that we do still have a family car. The only “truth” is, is that it will never be an option for me for work due to the kids need’s. I’ll still have access to it during the evenings and weekends.
I was overtaken this morning coming in by the Production Manager here at my company. I wasn’t too long behind him getting to Smethwick, he knew it was me and he gave me a bit of confidence ref my visibility in the dark. He said he saw me a long time before he got to me due to my Hi Vis jacket, Hi Vis daysack cover (thanks Joby) and various flashing LEDs. That’s good to know.
So onto the main reason for this Blog, that of weight loss. I’ve just updated the weight graph in my office. It now shows a 1Ib rise from August to October. That didn’t feel good. It won’t be happening again…