Monday, April 07, 2008

End of the Moto-Commute

Last Wednesday was my last ride to work for the foreseeable future. I'm not throwing in the towel, just carpooling full time. Carpooling is a good thing, since I get to spend more time with Lady Luck, save wear and tear on the bike, and reduce our fuel costs.

The downside is, I go kind of nuts when I don't ride for a long time. When I ride to work, I get about one and a half hours of quality motorcycle time in per day without taking time away from other hobbies and responsibilities. I can find time to ride, believe me, but it's nice having a consistent level of moto-goodness as a structured part of my week.

On the other hand, now my rides should be more adventurous, on the whole, than the usual back and forth routine. Perhaps this will be a good development for future ride reports.

7 comments:

irondad said...

OK. I'm starting a lottery. Pick the date when Lucky caves in and starts riding to work again. Any takers?

Of course, if Lady Luck finds a pizza scented air freshener, all bets are off!

Feel the love, Buddy?

Mr Motorcycle said...

Irondad,

I'll give Lucky 1-2 weeks before he falls off of the carpool wagon.

I can feel his pain though. Without going into details. I can't do my job from a motorcycle, and can't ride it to my office. My car is one of my offices.

Good luck Lucky! Aaahhh, smell that pizza scented air freshener.

Desert MotoRat said...

Lucky,

I think you've got a good chance to make it through the Phoenix summer.

Good luck, and don't let the air-conditioning make you soft.

Lucky said...

I think I can handle carpooling until I get a new job (or get my business going), but I'm going to have to go out riding after work and on the weekends a whole lot more.

Also, if you're taking bets, I'd better get a cut.

Becky said...

Those rides back and forth can get a little boring. You should do more interesting rides now on the weekends and evenings. Carpooling is a good thing, saving fuel and the planet.....

Bikerchickz

Mr. Motorcycle said...

Lucky,

Can't cut you in on bets. That'll ruin the odds for the rest of us.

Lucky said...

How about this: I'll hold the pot until the contest ends.