Sunday, January 06, 2013


Early on in my consecutive days of commuting, every little milestone seemed worth of celebrating: 100 days, 200 days, 250, etc. Then there was the BIG one: 1,000 days. Now: 1,500.

People rarely ask me why I do it anymore. They know that it's just part of who I am. Occasionally somebody new will sheepishly ask me questions like, "So, I hear you haven't driven a car to work in like five years" or "I hear you don't even own a car". But to most, it's as much a part of their routine to see me riding around town as much as it is for me to see (most) of them sadly in their cages.

I am proud of Vermillion-ites. I see a great deal of bikes in town and there are an increasing number that ride year round or nearly year round. The more that do it and tell others that it's really not that hard to do, the more I hope those numbers keep going up. That and it helps my cause that I'm really not crazy (at least not because of my biking).

How long until the streak ends? Well, barring an injury or some other fluke, I'll be eligible for early retirement in about 13 years. You do the math.

1 comment:

Snakebite said...

Way to go! Now, try and break the record via unicycle!