Wednesday, September 01, 2004
desperate people do desperate things
(note the expiration date)
In my own case, my desperation at forcing more exercise into my life led to a particularly daring (read: almost certainly foolish) maneuver: I did not renew my parking space for this year. I save $400 + whatever it would have cost me in gas. And I gain the mandatory opportunity to get to campus some other way, with my bicycle hopefully being prominent among those other ways.
I woke up today with all sorts of exuberance to hop on my Trek and pedal my way up to campus. I was wandering around the RV talking in a bright Italian accent like all true bicycling enthusiasts do. Then somebody pointed out over e-mail that it was raining here in Madison this morning. I hadn't actually anticipated there being any precipitation this fall, so I'm not quite sure what to do.
How well do you think this strategy is going to work? Here, let me know:
(Note: In the winter, the plan is to take the bus, which is free in Madison for the UW Volk. My hope is that this doesn't degenerate to me driving my car and parking in the pay-to-park garage. If it does, my hope is that doesn't degenerate into me taking Union Cab to and fro.)