Last week marked the start of my season of commuting to work by bike. The original reason for the switch to pedal power was mostly health related - the more calories I burn the less I have to worry about indulging in an extra pint. But with gas prices reaching a two year high my motivation has switched from being that dangling pint at the end of a stick to a few extra dollars in my wallet.
But, of course, in true Katy fashion I just can't let cycling take over a small portion of my life - no, I have to become obsessed with it and make it a competition. How long can I go without using my car? What's the fastest time I can make it into work safely? Can I do a big grocery shop and haul it home with my bike? These are all questions that need answers!
So far I've put 141.8km on my 10 year old CostCo 'mountain bike' and I'm loving it. I'll keep you updated on kilometer counts and let you know if I'm saving money, getting healthy if I've gone back to the Hot Rod.