As Blake reminded us, May is bike to work month. Hopefully you’ve all pulled out your cycles and gotten moving – HOK certainly has! Based on our success last year, we’ve again joined the Cascade Bicycle Club Community Health Challenge.
With 10 teams and 78 riders at the time of this post, we’ve logged over 2,800 miles, putting us in the top 20 companies participating (again)….and if some of our regular riders remember to log their miles, we’ll be even higher!
Anyway, the point of this post is not to brag about how awesome HOK is (or specifically about the WDC teams) – it’s to reach out to you to see if you’ll share your best (or worst) bicycle experiences from this month. I’ll start!
First, I should tell you that I hate riding my bike in the morning. I am not a morning person, let alone a morning exercise person, and I have a long ride (14 miles each way). In the morning, pretty much everyone else riding is hard-core and I get passed. A lot. It’s embarassing. The afternoon rides I like a lot better. Maybe it’s the time of day, or maybe it’s that more people are out for a joy ride and making me look better? Last week, I was feeling pretty great about myself. I had just passed three or four other riders and was getting a bit confident. Then….then I got passed. By a rollerblader.