30 Days of Biking – April 2012
I am participating in the 30 Days of Biking challenge. This is my daily log.
4/1/12: 4 miles- round trip to the inaugural meeting of the Washington Society! (Final organization name pending.)
4/2/12: 6.32 miles- gym, work, furniture shopping, home.
4/3/12: 5.43 miles- voting, gym work, home.
4/4/12: 5.06 miles- gym, work. My bike saddle rail broke so I went to the bike store. Bought a new saddle, and bike. Home.
4/5/12: 6.99 miles- gym, bank, work, farmers market. Bike store to pick up my new bike which I put on my Burley Travoy attached to my current bike. Back to the office for a bit then home.
4/6/12: 5 miles- standard gym, work, home commute.
4/7/12: ~2 miles but the mileage is largely irrelevant because this is probably the best of the 30– went to the Barnegat Branch Trail in NJ and rode with my 4 year old niece, Keira the speed demon. We were joined by my 2.5 year old nephew, Robby, who desperately wants to ride bikes too but is mostly content with my brother pushing him along on his hand-me-down bike from his older cousin.
4/8/12: 4.3 miles through my parents’ neighborhood and out to the bay. Saw some herons.
4/9/12: 5.19 miles work via the bike store then home. No gym today.
4/10/12: 5 miles- standard gym, work, home commute.
4/11/12: my usual 5 mile commute and I became a sponsor!
4/12/12: regular commute but since I left work so late (nearly 11:45 pm) I stopped to see the end of Song 1 for the night.
4/13/12: gym, work, Doctor’s office, work, home, baseball (13 innings!), home, Hirshhorn again for more Song 1, home. 11.6 miles
4/14/12: Library, coffee, Eastern Market, Hill’s Kitchen 3.88 miles
4/15/12: The farmers market for some food shopping. 7.68 miles
4/16/12: regular commute, magically transported to July though. 5 miles
4/17/12: regular 5 mile commute with a stop at a local restaurant to chat with management about valets u-turning across bike lanes.
4/18/12: 9.17 miles by Brompton- gym, metro, taken to ‘burbs to bike to the doctor, then back to the metro & city, where I rode some more- pharmacy, work, home
4/19/12: gym, work, farmers market (where I bought fully ripe strawberries… in April!), home. 5 miles (My biking day was followed by my first Car2Go trip back downtown for hockey (Go Caps!) then a 2 mile walk home via the Hirshhorn for more Song 1.)
4/20/12: gym, work, home. 5 miles
4/22/12: 0 miles. Between horrible weather, general exhaustion, and no need to leave the house, I just could not bring myself to do it. Besides, it was only the 16th day this year I was not on a bike.
4/23/12: gym, work, home. 5 miles
4/24/12: 6.33- gym, work, grocery store, home.
4/25/12: 5 miles- gym, work, home.
4/26/12: 0 miles. Out of town for work and it was a travel day. Just could not make it happen.
4/27/12: 0 miles. Out of town for work and it was a travel day. Just could not make it happen.
4/28/12: 9.07 miles. Sewing class, lunch, hair cut, grocery store, office, home.
4/29/12: 3.67 miles. Evening out with my SO… saw Madeleine Albright speak about her new book then went to dinner.
4/30/12: 5 miles. Gym, work, home. Then left on a business trip with my Brompton!