I’m a commuter

I’m so tired, but I can’t fall asleep until I write about my surprise this evening. Kim came home, started dinner, and told me she had a surprise tonight. I was telling her about the new iPod’s, so I knew that couldn’t be it. After dinner, we loaded up in the car, and she made me close my eyes. But from the turns and curves, I had a pretty good idea of where we were. I thought maybe we were headed to IKEA. (But that would be a bigger surprise for her than for me!)

As soon as we walked through the doors, I could smell rubber, and I knew where we were. REI. They have a huge climbing tower right inside the door, and the floor is covered with little chunks of rubber. So then, I thought maybe we were going to get some camping supplies, because we’ve been slowly gathering up equipment so that we can do it right. (None of that tail-gaiting style camping.)

But, instead, she said, “You probably need a bike first, right?”

So, 3 hours later, I walked out with a really nice road bike, shoes, shorts, lights, pedals, tools, etc.; everything I need to commute to work. So, beginning tomorrow morning:

I AM A COMMUTER!!!

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  • Prayer Warrior

    Cooool!

  • Excellent! How had you been getting there before? I’d love to be able to bike to work, but there is no safe way to get from our house to the community where I work. =(

  • Welcome to the club!
    Bicycling to work is one of the best things ever – just remember to ALWAYS bring along a raincoat or poncho (because it only rains on the days you aren’t ready for it!)

  • Josh – I was carpooling before. (And occasionally on days when it’s rains.)

    Julie – I will. I’m going to have to figure out the best way to handle rain, since I commute with my laptop.