Well, there are only a couple more days until the end of my year of riding to work every day! I started my adventure April 12, 2013. That’s my birthday. I’ll be 60 this Saturday. (I hate to admit that.)
We’re having a big “Crazy Kurt Birthday Bash” this Saturday at Hayden Honda. If you ride your bike to Hayden Honda this Saturday we’ll give you a free door prize. Plus, we’ll register you to win a free DVD of the new movie Why You Ride. It’s a great movie!
This year has definitely been an adventure. I had gotten out of the riding habit. It was much easier to hop in the car. I’m glad I decided to do my year-long ride. It would have been nice if it hadn’t been the coldest/snowiest winter in the last several decades, but that’s what made it an adventure.
Not only did I start riding again, I got the experience of riding many different Honda models. This allowed me to be much more knowledgeable about these units when talking to customers.
Most of all, it was fun!
I plan to keep riding this spring and summer. Maybe not every day, but as much as I can. What I look forward to is not having to ride my bike to or from work and then taking the truck to pick up or deliver stuff that I’m unable to carry on the bike. There were some days I would take something home in the truck then have to drive back to work and ride my bike home, sometimes in the rain. Now I can just stay home and not worry about making sure get my bike home.
Oh, by the way, this week I started wearing my summer helmet. Today was the first day in over four months I wore my summer gloves. Yesterday, I even rode without gloves! Spring is here!
I’ll post a couple more blogs about my fuel savings and the weather data I collected over the past year. It’s just going to take a while to compile the data.
Make sure you stop in this Saturday and say hi!