Monday, May 19, 2008

Working Out to Get to My Work Out

This afternoon I rode my bike to Jazzercise. To drive my truck there, it's a four and a half mile trip that takes 15 minutes on a good day. To ride my bike there off road, it's a two and a half mile trip that takes 15 minutes any day.

By truck, I have to mix in rush hour traffic. Ugh. By bike, I ride through a park most of the way, and have little interface with cars.

By truck, I don't have to sweat on the way to work out. By bike, I have to ride uphill about 70% of the way there.

On the way home, by truck, I mix with Northern Virginia drivers again. Yuck. On the way home, by bike, I ride 70% downhill including mountain bike singletrack through the woods
(WheeEeEEeeeEEEEeeee!!!!!!)

I wish I could get my lazy self to ride my bike there more often. I definitely will enjoy saving gas money doing it that way, and I could afford to spend the extra calories.

3 comments:

BritGal' Sarah said...

I am with you on this and also have a bike I need to get out and about more, cause I love it when I do!

Diane said...

WOW! Biking to Jazzercise! Good for you!!

Jackie said...

You lazy? Jazzercise, bike riding, non motorized mowing, papercutting, teaching......No, I don't think you are lazy!