High On Bike

A Bellinghamster On Wheels

Car vs. Bike

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I'd have never seen this in my car!

I’d have never seen this in my car!

As I mentioned in one of my earlier posts, I want to use my bike more and car less. Fortunately, living in Bellingham makes this relatively easy. Most places I like to go are on or very near the trail system and those that aren’t have wonderful, quiet neighborhood streets to travel through. I’ve already used my bike five times this week instead of my car! As an added plus, this is a very bike (and pedestrian)-friendly city. Of course, there are exceptions and I’m always on the lookout for the hoser who doesn’t want to share the road. Overall, though, I’m really comfortable commuting using pedal power. I can’t take my bike everywhere, but whenever I can, I do. And just because I’m into useless pieces of information, I’ve decided to keep track of the number of times I bike instead of drive here on my blog. It’s over in the side bar under “Bike vs. Car with a snapshot taken along the way.How often do you use your bike instead I’d your car?

Author: d2

I ride because it's fun. It's also healthy, good for the environment, and my gas budget but if it wasn’t fun, none of that would matter. It's what gets me on my bike almost every day, even when I'm tired, not feeling my best, or just not in the mood. No other form of "exercise" has equaled it. I used to love to run but I was injury-prone and couldn't do it every day. I certainly couldn't jog down to the store and come home with dinner. Walking is okay but definitely falls around midpoint on the fun scale. I enjoy it, especially when I'm walking with a friend, but am not exhilarated by it. So I ride.

One thought on “Car vs. Bike

  1. It's great that you live in a bike friendly city…and it's so much easier on the pocketbook…as well as the environment…keep riding girlie…love these posts!

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