30 Days of Biking, Day 29: Sun!

Oh my gosh, SO beautiful riding to work this morning! Today gifted me with one of those days that makes you wonder why anyone would ever submit to being shut inside a car.

I remember reading a piece a while back that suggested that when a driver gets angry at people on bikes it’s because he/she envies us. We look so happy, after all. On a day like today that hypothesis makes total sense.

As with yesterday, I started off under slightly overcast skies and reached blue skies about the time I got my view of the Space Needle from the Melrose Trail. It just kept getting better all day.

A little before noon I rode to a lunch meeting in SoDo, rolling along in busy traffic that didn’t matter because I was outdoors enjoying it and they were stuck inside those big metal boxes. I know who was happier waiting at the stoplights.

Lunch at Zinnia Bistro was fantastic, by the way — go there for fresh and local! I’ll forgive them their lack of a bike rack since they had a sign against the building I could lock to and for the sake of the quinoa salad with asparague, blueberries, pistachios, and feta in a light vinaigrette.

Screen shot from weather.com of Seattle forecast April 29-May 1, 2014Riding back to the office after an invigorating discussion about the future of outdoor recreation was even prettier. By mid-afternoon the temperature reached 76 degrees and the forecast for the next couple of days is more of the same.

This bodes well for tomorrow — my successful finish to 30 Days of Biking — and Thursday, our kickoff of National Bike Month with a big party.

I can hear the Beatles now: “Here comes the sun (doot-n-doo-doo), here comes the sun, & I say, it’s all right.”

Day 29 of the 30 Days of Biking, 30 Words, 30 Pictures series — almost there!

30 Days of Biking

Your Turn

  • What was the riding like where you live today?
  • Do you smile more when you ride on sunny days?


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