As I said in my last bus post, I lost my bus pass. Therefore, I have to pay cash (or buy another pass or tickets) in order to ride the bus. I was contemplating biking exclusively, but didn’t quite make it today. I rode up to the bus stop this morning, and caught the bus to work; then I rode back the whole way on my bike. You see, I think there’s slightly more uphill on the way there than there is on the way back.
What’s important, though, is that I did not use the car.
This morning, I had several items on my to-do list to complete before leaving for work. In addition to shower, dress, eat, etc., I needed to get a carefully crafted email reply out to an editor, pack a lunch, and find my bike lock. No, I didn’t prepare last night. Shame on me.
Anyway, I got all this done, made it to the bus stop, and only then did I think “I suppose I could have taken the car.” Yay, me! It didn’t even occur to me to say “screw it, I’m taking the car.” I guess I really have gotten used to a car-free commute.