Why is it that it doesn’t feel so cold these days even though the temperature is only a few degrees warmer than it was a week or two ago when I leave the house for my morning commute? Perhaps it’s because the snow pack is gone? Or the sun is higher? At any rate, I don’t have to wear as many layers, or as thick layers, as I did a week ago. And I’m not complaining.
I’m one of the lucky ones – my daughter has her driver’s license and it pretty much self-sufficient and we live close enough so that my husband can walk to work and I can bike to work. There are days when I do have to take the car because I need to run an errand. On those days I’ll try to be as efficient as possible and get as much done with the time I have with the car. The way I look at it, the more money I can keep in my pocket with ever day I commute by bike.
Regardless if the answers to the above questions, I will continue to commute by bike. It’s healthy, it saves me money, and I enjoy the time on the bike.