Ryan and I recently acquired a couple mountain bikes.* Because fall is my new favorite season--and we know winter is lurking just around the corner--we've been enjoying the outdoors as much as possible. The last three days I've ridden my bike either to work, from work, or both. (Ask me later, if you really care to figure out the logistics there...)
Choosing to bike instead of travel by car definitely has its pros and cons:
Pro: It's free!
Con: So are the smashed bugs that end up on my shirt, and inevitably, in my mouth.
Pro: It's great exercise!
Con: Home seems to be at the top of a hill no matter where I'm coming from.
Pro: It's environmentally friendly!
Con: The sweat and outdoors odor is not office friendly.
Pro: There's nothing to obstruct your view of nature!
Con: Or the rain, mud, and ice.
All things considered, I'm loving the bikes and hoping for a late winter.
*If you're wondering, mine is the infamous bike that spent over a year at an apartment I didn't live in because I couldn't find the key to unlock it. It's amazing, and a little disheartening, how easily those shears cut through that lock.