#30DaysOfBiking - Day 1: Getting a Little Car-Lite

Color photo looking out over my handlbars out into a rainy parking lot.

So a little over a week ago, we gained a new driver in our household in the most terrifying of forms, a 17-year-old adolescent. However, she hasn’t driven through anyone’s front doors nor driven into any area lakes, so I think she’s doing fine. Grace and I had talked about getting another car to keep the status quo, but in the end we really didn’t want another vehicle to maintain and pay for and after my car free experiment a couple of years ago, I think we made the right choice.

Of course, this meant handing over Dominique, my happy little Mini, to new hands. So far she has taken good care of Grace, though I’m not sure Grace loves standard transmissions as much as I do. Of course, having two cars shared among three people probably doesn’t count as being car light, but for Oklahoma it’s a big step and will take a bit of getting used to.

Like today, where I rode to work while still suffering the lingering symptoms of the cold I picked up this weekend. You would think that riding a bit sick would be truly dreadful, but I have to say I found the opposite to be true. No, I didn’t break any speed records and I was panting quite a bit, but it is amazing what a few endorphins will do to make you feel a bit better.

Of course, we will see how I feel tomorrow when I face the cold rain that is being predicted . . .

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