My colleague Vero Altitude sometimes takes her bike to work. The other day, she outlined some reasons NOT to take your bike to work. In some ways, I find that makes a lot of sense, because you should not feel forced to do it. Feeling obliged is the best way to make you dislike an activity.
That being said, I think biking to work is awesome and I’d like to see a hell of a lot more people doing it. It’s so green, causes less emissions, less use of oil, the environment, blah blah blah. You know what I’m tired of? This:
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Biking to work is great. You avoid traffic, you get a little workout, you contribute to reducing CO2 emissions, and best of all, you get to work stress free. But some days, you just plain don't feel like riding your bike. Here are some reasons that you can use to convince yourself that it's ok NOT to take your bike. Make sure to vary and feel free to make some up of your own.
Find out why you shouldn't bike to work
It's day one and we have no idea what's ahead of us! The bike I reserved is way too big (Riopels are more torso than legs apparently) so we end up renting a mountain bike instead. This means that we have to transfer all of my gear on to Myka and André's bikes since mine doesn't have racks. Off we go, the fantastic trio, straight into the mountains of Girona!
To discover our adventures and the Dali museum
My Marvelous Bike Trip in Costa Brava, Spain
If you love the concept of relaxing in all-inclusive hotels, and the most you’ll walk is from your beach chair to the bar stool, then this trip is NOT for you! If on the other hand you are a decently active person who isn’t scared of the unknown, then I highly suggest going the route less traveled. Sure you’ll be stinky at times, your ass will be somewhat sore from all the riding and you’ll be so hungry you’ll feel like passing out. But it will be the trip of your lifetime. Here’s how it goes.
For bike touring tips and product suggestions
You know summer’s just around the corner when you see BIXIbikes trailing around downtown Montreal. It’s this weekend that they unleash the bikes, with the official launch of the third season of the BIXI bike share service on April 15th.
To learn more about the bike sharing service