So apparently May is Bike to Work Month. I didn't realize that until today, when I actually read one of the fliers they have posted on every elevator. I seldom actually read the fliers because I have discovered that my cell phone, which I can use to check my email, also functions as a magical elevator summoner. If I pull it out and start checking my mail, the elevator comes immediately (because you can't check your email IN the elevator). But if I don't, I have to wait.
I do NOT have an email addiction. I just don't want to keep any of you waiting for a response!
Anyway, in my defense, I DID know that today was ride your bike to work DAY. I saw lots of people doing just that.
I didn't ride my bike (or my wife's for that matter, since mine is a $58 Walmart special. No, I am not exaggerating). I drove.
I like the idea of biking to work. I hope to start doing it when I head over to FSI next month.
What I don't like is the idea of my coworkers commenting on how bad I smell.
I am from the South. Like seriously from the South. Like American Indian indigenous to the South and really really acclimated to heat kind of from the South.
I don't glisten. I sweat. Serious sweat...buckets of water kind of sweat. And my lovely wife has informed me that this sweat, especially after running (yes, I am still doing it...I am up to week 8 of the Couch to 5K program), doesn't smell good.
And at least I do that in shorts and a t-shirt. Do people who bike in every day take a shower at work? Every day? Do they bring their suits with them? How do they keep them from being wrinkled?
If I could answer these questions, I would be far more inclined to bike to work. Or at least get my tires pumped so I could consider it!