Thursday, February 21, 2008

Looking for some feedback

I'm working on an article for the next issue of the Lincoln Ve-Low and need some feedback. The topic for the article is on commuting. While brainstorming for the article I came up with a number of reasons to commute to work, school, etc via bicycle.

If you could name one reason to commute via bicycle, what would it be?

I understand there are probably a list of reasons, but consider your foremost reason and post a reply if you would like to share.

18 comments:

T-bone said...

That's a tuff one. I guess for me it was the $$$ since I was paying $75 a month for my parking spot. That ends up being $900 a year. Plus I figured I was using about the same for the gas I was using driving to work. After riding for my first week I think my reasons changed after I saw the pounds dropping. Now my reasons are for more along the lines of exercise and loosing weight. I've lost 8 pounds since Feb 4th.

Guitar Ted said...

#1. reason? Gotta ride a bike, might as well be to work, ya know? I just love riding bicycles. Always have, always will.

#2. For me at this time in our history I figure it is my little way of saying thanks to those risking life and limb overseas so idiots can buz me in their SUV's.

But that's a whole nuther subject.

CJ said...

I started commuting by bike to save cash. Now it is more of a lifestyle. I have found that in the summer in Lincoln I can get to work or downtown just as fast on my bike as I can in the car. And I don't have to deal with trying to find a parking spot when I go downtown.

So for me commuting by bike has turned more into convienence and a lifestyle rather then saving money. OTOH, due to a health issue in my family I have not been able to bike much lately because my wife is not driving and I must get her to work somehow. Pretty hard to transport both my wife and my 3 y/o son at the same time, on my Monocog...ha ha ha

Peace out

cvo said...

I no longer own a car. granted I no longer have a job either. But not having a car is a big incentive for getting food, beer, and job applications ( in a closer proximity to the casa )

plus I have a fear of getting fat, so I have to ride....

scott showen said...

for me, probably save money on gas, a way to stay in shape...


cvo don't worry about getting fat, if anything you could use some extra #'s

gravy said...

Everytime I drive my car I:

A) Get road rage and begin to hate humanity to the point of building a doomsday devise and exploding the world!

B) Get very guilty... not for any reason other than I could have had a v8 and ridden my bike. It's like I'm cheating on my bike and myself.

C) My wallet starts hurting my backside. There's something about not driving and then driving and the wallet digs into your glute, even though my wallet pretty thin anyways...

ButchieCantaloupe said...

It makes me smile everyday.

Cornbread said...

Great feedback fellas. Thanks!

JW said...

The wife and I only have one car, luckily we work at the same place, but when schedule conflict, I ride and she drives. Basically omney and environment, we only need one car.

Emily said...

otherwise i am inside all the time, and never get to play. (it's fun.)

sydney_b said...

Oh, for the sense of environmental superiority of course. Well, that and working on my spin. ;)

bminks said...

I agree with emily. it's just fun.

Cornbread said...

Yeah, that's my favorite one too.

Blogstyle said...

Driving is what assholes do.
Trust me, this winter has got me feeling like an asshole far too often.

mw said...

i think it's the best way to start and end my workday. i consider it more convenient than driving. i can run errands downtown. the worse the weather the gnarlyer the gear and the more bullet proof i feel.

Cousteau said...

You never have to worry about finding a parking space

Carp said...

It's hard to find time to ride during the week and commuting is the only shot I have unless you count riding a trainer for 20 mins in the morning a ride.

MG said...

I just like to ride my bike.