Monday, May 18, 2009

Bike To Work Day 2009

Just some photos of Bike to Work Day, 2009. This year went much better than last year. Long story short, last year, my work security badges fell out of my trunk bag, and I had to ride my route back home to try and find them. Luckily, I sure did. They were run over, one was all broken into pieces. Thankfully, none of that happened this year!

Being the overachiever, I made it Bike to Work Week instead! Logging 152 miles for the week that included not just commuting to work, but also making it to two of my oldest son's swim meets that were held on top of some fairly solid hills, into headwinds, AND upper 80 temps. Never a dull day on the bike, that's for sure!

I went to the first Pit Stop held at Grossmont Junior College in East San Diego County. For some reason, I forgot to take a photo while there. I arrived around 7 and the only one there, with 6 people signing the roster. Once done there, it was off to the Pit Stop in Mission Valley. A very nice downhill from the college down to Mission Valley. More traffic than I was expecting, but the ride was uneventful.

The Art Institute of California in Mission Valley Pit Stop is a gastrointestinal delight! By far the best food spread of the Pit Stops I made it to on Bike to Work Day. A good half dozen commuters were on hand refueling.

I left Mission Valley for Old Town San Diego Pit Stop held at the Caltrans building and sponsored by REI. REI still had some water bottles left and tire tools. So, I was early enough to get some cool schwag. Channel 10 News van was there too, but they were packing up. Oh well, I'll have to ride faster next year to get myself and the Surly on television.

That's it for Bike to Work Week/Day 2009! Until next year...