a while back it was earthday…and i wanted to do something special that day. i haven’t been riding my bike that much, but still, riding my bike to work didn’t seem that special. besides i figured that there would be tons of people out there doing the same thing. so i decided to ride my unicycle to work!


my average speed was about 10mph. it was pretty tough, mostly because my but is not used to being in the saddle that long. only one horn honk.

not working out

it seems that nothing is quite working out these days. my life has been turned upside down because of the demands of my job. i am struggling to keep my life as normal as i can, but riding my bike has taken a back seat….until this past weekend. it’s not like i finally looked in the mirror and saw my fat ass or anything. instead, i filled up my car with gas, and almost went into shock when i saw the pump roll over 40 dollars. by the way i drive a honda civic that has an 11 gallon tank and gets about 35 mph. i can’t believe that it is now cheaper for me to have the oil changed on my car than it is to fill it up. i don’t know how people with less fuel efficient cars do it…..

here in colorado, companies are required to pay a certain amount for miles driven while doing work related activities in your car. this doesn’t include driving to and from work [but it should]. it only includes things like driving to and from the airport on a business trip, or driving to a meeting in another city or whatever. the state reimbursement rate is now up to 51 cents per mile. this means that it now cost someone 51 cents a mile to drive their car. my drive to work is 17 miles one way, so each day i should get reimbursed about $17.34. i don’t get anything, so it ends up coming out of my pocket. i’ve been working at least 6 days a week, that’s over 100 dollars a week, or 400 a month! no wonder this family has no money. i can not drive any more…. that’s it. i can’t afford it. that’s not even counting my wife and my son’s driving.

i have all kinds of excuses to not ride today, but i’m just going to do it anyway.

have a nice day.