March 19, 2009

Prelude: Failure to Plan is a Plan for Failure

I know from too many bad experiences that what they say is true, “Failure to plan is a plan for failure”. Whether it’s a job interview, a shopping trip, or beginning a new project it’s necessary to do your research and make a plan. So as I begin my new adventure of bicycle commuting I have been finding out what I need to know and how to be successful.

There are many reasons why I am choosing this endeavor but a few include reducing my impact on the environment and incorporating a new method of exercise into my regular routine. I am in relatively good shape; I do cardio 4 times a week, yoga 3-4 times a week, and try to climb a couple times a week if possible. My job is 8 miles from home which isn’t unbearable and most of the errands I need are within 2 miles. I have faith that I can do this and will be a better person, physically, mentally, and spiritually.

As a regular part of my blog I will be including updates over the next few weeks about my bike and its recent modifications, important information and resources for better bicycle commuting, my experiences (the good and the bad), and tips and trick I learn along the way.

I look forward to sharing this experience with you and welcome your suggestions and ideas.


icancarryallthebagsandthebabiestoo said...

Wow! I am proud of you and super impressed. I'll be excited to hear your updates too. You should get a big basket!

Katie Levy said...

Good luck! It's an effort we should all be making. I live 15 blocks from my office, and rather than risking death in Philly rush hour traffic, I usually just walk. But if everyone who drives <20 miles to work walked, imagine the impact!

Jess Downing said...

Yay for bike commuting! Having the right gear is key - make sure your bike is comfortable! My commute is only a mile, so my cruiser bike does just fine. Sometimes I wish I had further to go for the exercise aspect!!

Tali said...

Thanks to all the fabulous ladies!

You're support means so much to me!