Archive for May, 2012

I am giddy

May 4, 2012

After two days playing it safe taking the bus to work, I rode my bike in. It was so nice to get back in the saddle that first I had to stop at the Iowa City Bike Library First Friday Commuter breakfast.

Audrey took a picture of me with Fanny Fiets.

Then it started to rain, so Fanny and I had to scurry to work. In appreciation for her service, I found a nice, covered spot for her to wait.

A great start to the day! Giddy, I tell you, giddy!!

Before I forget, my anthem for the day. Or, maybe, my life.


The wheels on the bus go ’round and ’round

May 3, 2012

Yes, day 2 for Annie riding the bus to work. I’ve definitely noticed that I’m groggier longer in the morning without my refreshing two-wheeled stroll through downtown and across campus. To that end, I’m posting this sweet video from Cascade Bicycle Club to encourage us to make our world a better place one ride at a time.

In the merry month of May

May 2, 2012

Yesterday, I posted to Facebook a favorite bicycling video in honor of National Bike Month. You can see it here. People for Bikes: If I ride

I bicycled to both jobs and home.

Last night, one of those special May thunderstorms rolled in—you know, the too-warm-to-be-spring number that “spawns” (storm chaser talk) big ass storms.

So, I took the bus to work. This is something I do, oh, a dozen or so times a year when the weather’s bad. Or, if I don’t feel like carrying a change of clothes to change into after riding through it. The bus stops around the corner from my house. I try to time my arrival at the stop with the arrival of the bus. Thanks to Bongo, all things are possible.

It’s easy as pie, boys and girls. Online,, or text the following message to 4-1411 ‘bongo <bus stop number>.’ You can find the number at your stop or look it up online.

See you on the road!