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I actually had to use my car today

Filed under: — stan @ 11:14 pm

It rained today. This is the tail end of the rainy season here in SoCal, and this winter hasn’t been particularly wet. Today was the first day in over a year that it’s been raining hard enough that I didn’t want to ride my bike to work. I checked my calendar, and the last time I drove to work was January 10, 2005. Every time I drive my car to work, I root for it to rain hard. If the sun comes out I feel like an idiot. But today it rained. Not quite to Biblical levels, but still hard enough that I was glad to not have to ride in it.

Caltech recently started charging for parking, and just last week I found out that as a bike commuter I could get three free parking passes a month. So the timing was good. Still, it was kind of sad to break such a long streak.

And to top it off, I had to buy gas on the way home. On average, I only buy gas about four times a year, and so I’m always a bit shocked at the price. But now my car is back in the garage, and I’m hoping to leaving it there for at least a month.

2 Responses to “I actually had to use my car today”

  1. Dave Says:

    Oddly enough, the last time i rode my bike to work was.. Jan 10th! (I kid you not – 1 of 3 times I’ve done so in the 7 years I’ve been at this job) And I live 3 miles from work!

    I was feeling guilty from my holiday feeding frenzy and decided I needed to tone the body that only sitting in front of a PC 12 hours a day can build. Yes, the trek down Duarte Rd. was treacherous. Yes, I got dirty. Yes, i was sweaty when I got into the office. Yes I rode on the sidewalk (gasp). But I rode.

    I must hang my head in shame.

  2. Wil Says:

    You think YOU had rani. HA! All’s well on the Big Island though..

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