That’s what’s been keeping me from doing much riding lately, and any tripping whatsoever. I can’t even blame loaning a friend my tent – I’ve just been too busy. Nearly all of my recent riding has been commuting, actually. It’s nice that I’ve found routes between work and home that aren’t just a massive snarl of crawling traffic. I don’t get to “indulge myself” much, but there are some fun sections. I also find it easier to deal with traffic, mostly. The bike’s small size and favorable power to weight ratio lets me squirt into small gaps in traffic that I couldn’t do in my car. I’ve had people change lanes into me, but they do that when I’m in my car anyway. “Honey badger don’t care,” apparently.
I missed this year’s Give Back Ride last Sunday due to having to take my girlfriend to the hospital (she’s OK now). I did get out for a few hours late in the day though. It was fun, but also a tease. I’m hopeful for this weekend. We’re going to a friend’s party in western MA on Saturday and staying the night, and I’m hoping we can take the bike out there and back – the long, fun way, of course. The current weather forecast looks good, so here’s hoping.