Since we don’t have a garage or shed, we needed somewhere to put the bikes so they’re accessible but out of the elements. Turns out there is a whole category of indoor-aesthetically pleasing-apartment-bike storage! (Not usually a factor in the Midwest.) (The storage issue…..not the aesthetically pleasing part.)
Now our office exists in a bike-jungle!
1. One of us (me) does not have a car
Well, I’m most of the way through the month and I haven’t starved to death yet! We both got our bikes tuned up last month. Mine is 16 years old! I got the rear gears and the chain replaced for the first time.
Week 1: Biked approx. 7.5 miles to work, 6 miles to farmers’ market. Feeling pretty good!
Week 2: Rainy. Bussed to teaching, then walked approx. 10 miles to orchestra this week on unfortunate shoes. Left foot now hurting in a way that is new to me…..
Week 3: Trying to stay off my feet. Biked to a concert at the high school, along a nice new road I did not know about! 9 miles round trip, and gorged on ice cream when I got home because I was famished. Bussed to teaching, then walked around the grocery store, aggravating my foot. I need better walking shoes! Also got a compliment on my speed from a more serious biker!
I’m excited and bummed about this commuter project we will not be around to see. They are turning the main bus corridor into a rapid-bus-transit dedicated fast lane, with entries flush to the ground, prepay kiosks, and thank god reducing this 45 mph road that runs through town.
I found this interesting post on my library’s website, of all places. So I am not imagining that people are obsessed with driving here!
Living Car-Lite in the Mitten
I am inordinately pleased with my discovery: waterproof, permanent “his and hers” toothbrush markers.
The produce department strikes again.
We don’t know these guys, but it sure is nice of Anne, Molly, Travis, and Wendy to send us a christmas card!
I’m totally keeping this next to our real cards 🙂
There’s your answer folks! Michi-Ganders. Love it.
Here NPR covers a story related to the title of my blog. Apparently the two hand-states are fighting over which one is more mitten-like.
My favorite listener comment: “That’s funny, Wisconsin to me looks more like a big union-busting billy club.”