Wednesday, May 14, 2008

bike, bike, bike

Today, neither Tricia nor I drove a car. I biked to work and back, while she walked around town for her errands. It felt a lot nicer passing the $3.59/gallon signs at the gas station on my bike than in my V8 car!

I really enjoy my biking route to work. From our house to my office, there are two main drags: I-15 and Highway 89. Great for drivers, but not welcoming to bikers. Since there's such a narrow wedge of land between the freeway and the mountains, I seriously doubted whether I would be able to find a satisfactory bike route. However, using Google maps, I found a delightful and interesting back-roads way to get to work. In 6 miles, it takes me past houses, duplexes, a trailer park, a railroad, a waste management plant, a farm, cows, goats, an RV park, a business park, and finally I arrive at my office. It makes for a great ride. These pictures are from when Tricia and I drove the route a few weeks ago.





5 comments:

Maria said...

Great camera. i notice you didn't say anything about how you got back to Springville for lunch . . . ;-)

Matthew Sederberg said...

*blush* I KNEW my sins would be shouted from the rooftops. I must admit that when I wrote this post it seemed a bit disingenuous to not mention that my sister Maria picked me up at my office and took me to Springville for lunch, but it just seemed like too long of an aside to include. But technically, I didn't drive ;-)

Maria said...

it's true. I did all the driving. And it was much more economical than having us all drive and meeting you at the museum. So good call on that. :-)

Ju Ju said...

Brandon has rode to his office too! I think he is nuts. I think it took him two hours. Those roads are dangerous! I'll have to tell him how brave you are.

Tom said...

Matt, your car is actually a V-6, although it has a lot of zip.