Tuesday, July 03, 2007
Summer Commuting Challenger - Steve aka Beerorkid
Name: Steve Ramos, Beerorkid, Esteban, Raul
Distance of daily commute: 1.1 miles Head home for lunch every day, so 4.4 miles total per day.
Average commuting miles per week: 22
Estimation of gas saved per week: figure it is roughly 1 gallon, so $3.50
Primary commuting bike: single speeded GF sugar 1 double squishy
An interesting story about your commute (anything goes):
Living near Park middle school makes heading to work scary cuz of all the traffic from parents dropping off their spawn. I usually hop on the sidewalk. During lunch some of the children taunt me, I usually stick my finger in my nose. Oh the children love that ;) Then I get to cross 3 busy streets, 9th, 10th, and 13th. I like to wave at people who look miserable in their car. Maybe 1 out of 10 wave back, the rest just glare at me like I am some kind of wierdo. Near "intoxicants" there is usually a guy who lives or hangs out in his van who has a prosthetic leg. it is a very oldschool looking and I bet it smells of rotten cheese. When heading home there is a weak little curb that I sometimes bunnyhop. I am deathly afraid of bunnyhopping curbs cuz I think I am gonna wreck cuz I aint got no skilz. So the weak little curb is boosting my confidence. There is a sweet little jump on G street cuz a tree is making the sidewalk buckle. I catch mad air. Taking the same path 4 times a day lets me see some cool stuff. Like a deceased squirrel one day and watching it transform from fresh to pancake. i also found a digital camera near a curb. No naked pics on it though :(
To keep on it. Not looking to become more daring, faster, or compete with others. Just really enjoy the feeling of riding and have enjoyed all the cool peeps I have met. When folk go out and ride on purpose getting all sweaty and wearing themselves out for fun, you know they are decent peeps.