Sunday, April 27, 2008

Shove This Up Your Pipeline, Oil Cronies!


Well, I have finally had enough of rising gas prices. So Carly and I have started cycling back and forth to school. It is a good workout for both of us and now Carly has a "cool " factor. On Friday when I dropped her off at the door, a couple of her classmates were in awe. I think we are the only ones that bike to school, but I would love to see that change.

I am also dedicating Monday as a "non-driving" day. I will drop Carly off and then head on into work under my own power. Living in a small town, I could probably do everything by bike, if I could just get into the habit. I have a trailer, so I could even go grocery shopping (it would keep me from buying ice cream, one of my weaknesses).

At what point are people going to say, "Enough is enough!" For me, it was $3.58. The sad thing is, to train on the trails or fireroads, I have to drive 20 to 40 miles. I will probably start to ride the road more and take my chances with the "jellies," aka stupid drivers.

6 comments:

Mark D. said...

$70.00 dollars for 18.64 gallons of gas today.I thought $50.00 was bad for a fill up but $70.00?

I came home and prepped my bike with head/tail lights so bright and early I too will be pedaling into work.

Danielle said...

Watch out world...Carly is on a bike! Hopefully I will just be doing bike tours (the kind with the cookie aid stations) by the time she starts racing :-)

allan said...

Good on ya. My cut-off was $3.29. I try to ride to the day job as much as I can. Ineed a littlemore will power to commute to the night job also. Working on it though.

allan said...

Good on ya. My cut-off was $3.29. I try to ride to the day job as much as I can. Ineed a littlemore will power to commute to the night job also. Working on it though.

Mallie said...

Way to go Carey. I'm trying to figure out how to bike commute to the store and work. I have to sort out routes. But it's something that we all need to do, Good on you for hopping to it.

The photo of Carly is precious.

Lindsay said...

I can see why Carly's classmates think you guys are so cool. Great picture!