I pledged to participate in 30 Days of Biking, which I believe is pretty self-explanatory.
Alex showed me his brainchild, Barterlabs.com
You should check it out, it’s a brilliant free-trade marketplace for barter. & by free-trade, I mean it’s absolutely free!
Next I rode across the Ballard Bridge & along the Elliot Bay Trail through Myrtle Edwards Park. This is probably one of the most picturesque routes you could take whilst biking in Seattle. Some ride it daily – sounds like a great way to commute!
Riding daily is what 30 Days is all about.
I found that, even not having a car, I’d often take the bus because I was running late. A challenge is just what I need to really get out there & take advantage of riding.
In the Ballard to Bikery route shown here, it was actually 25 minutes faster to ride my bike.
This is on account of rush hour & the necessary transfer, but when you consider that I had time to stop & eat my dinner, and I got to see this:
…I think it was well worth my while!
Despite stopping, I made it to The Bikery on time to help a few people and prepare for my Wednesday workshop:
Come on by! It’ll be at the Douglass-Truth Library at 3pm.
I took a long time to finish up my preparation shenanigans, & I realized it was well after 10 on March 31st.
Now, I have a problem with procrastination, but today I managed to sign up on the last day of the Obamacare open enrollment! Yay, me!
I mention this because everyone should have health care, but also because I always mean to apply to the Awesome Foundation grant, & generally only remember around their monthly deadline which is on the last day of the month.
I stuck around late, taking a photo for my app & sending it off right before midnite!
What’s my grant, you ask?
Oh, just a bicycle superhero making the city safe for riders and regular citizens.
I’ll even save a car driver in peril, if deemed necessary.
Expect more on this soon!
The upshot of all this is that I rode home after midnite – or on April 1st!
Daily miles: 18.6m
Daily travel time: 2h
Lots to be done tomorrow!