14 A bicycle commute

by Radcliff Dacanay (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kworth30/1436355067) under CC (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)

I am a lucky guy. I live very close to my office. That close, Americans would not believe. I can, and do, walk to work. That is a 20 to 25 minutes walk.

But now and then I have to pick up my son from kindergarten right after work. And from there it is 15 minutes walk to home. For me. For him, a bit more and he does not like it. Therefore I normally go by car then.

The traffic situation in my town was never very good. To make things worse, they opened a road work for the next weeks on one of the main avenues. The one I have to use. And I can’t use the company parking lot due to that road work.

Today I commuted by bike. I tell you, that is amazing, whooshing on the bike lane next to the traffic jam. Energizing!