Thursday, April 17, 2014

Tougher Than I Am

Yes, I rode to work today.

And . . .

It was another beautiful day here in the Heartland.

I had lunch with a friend at the Jimmy John's. I work in the 1100 block. He works in the 900 block. Jimmy John's is in the 500 block. I chose it because I thought it would be nice walk for both of us.

I got there a few minutes early as is my custom. Ten minutes after our scheduled meeting time I get a text from him. He was looking for a place to park. When he finally got there I really gave him grief about not just walking. He agreed. He said it just didn't occur to him. He has gotten out of the habit of walking with Winter dragging on. I suspect he's not alone in this. It may take folks a while to embrace Spring here. They are just not used to a serious winter. Of course, I have friends who are still getting heavy snows and record low temperatures. Some things are definitely relative.

One of the reasons I like eating at Jimmy John's is watching the delivery cyclist coming and going. A couple of the riders have been doing it for years. I recognize them. They are out in all kinds of weather. They are much tougher than I am.

  • 46F/8C with some clouds for the ride to work.
  • 65F/18C and brightly overcast for the home ride.


  1. Oh to be that young again and start all over. I'd be a bike messenger somewhere.

  2. Bicycle messengers are hearty souls indeed. Don't sell yourself short, you're pretty hearty too riding all winter.