Suburban Assault

My Bike To Work Week – 2011

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Ride To Work - Happy Trail Sign

Well, it’s the League of American BicyclistsNational Bike To Work Week, and I tried to participate as much as I could.

Of course, my initial goal was to ride every day this week. Because of my crazy schedule at work, it got trimmed down to Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Now, because of other commitments, I won’t be able to bike commute to work on Friday (National Bike To Work Day – the day I really wanted to do this).

Still, I got a couple of days in this week, and I use this event to kick off my season of bike to work commuting. It won’t be every day, but when my work load allows a normal day and the weather is nice, I’ll be commuting by bike.

Check out some pics from my rides:

Over The PGB Tollway

Ride To Work - Preston Ridge Trail

Ride Home

As a side note, of the three cities that I ride through to get to work (Richardson, Dallas and Plano), west Plano is the worst. The traffic in west Plano is not bike friendly. The neighborhoods (at least the ones on my route) are not interconnected – so a quiet, back street route is out of the question.

Basically, the biggest deterrent for my commute is having to ride through that part of town.

Written by dickdavid

May 19, 2011 at 8:15 am

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  1. When the petroculture collapses, West Plano will be one of the first to go.


    May 19, 2011 at 8:42 am

  2. Based on the forecast, you may be glad you didn’t ride on Friday…

    Steve A

    May 19, 2011 at 6:03 pm

  3. […] more confident on my bike, I decided to ride it more to work this summer. Starting the season with Bike To Work Week in May, I decided to ride the equivalent in miles of, at least, one full tank of gas. I drive an […]

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