I ran out of vacation days a touch too early this year. For the first time in my post-formal-education days, I’m working between Christmas and New Years.
Too bad I’m stuck at work, but somehow it was a pleasant ride in this morning. Maybe because the vacation malaise is setting in and my children are starting to fight over the Christmas Wii. Thanks to my wife for being at home with them while I escape, if only to the salt mines.
That wasn’t it though. I’d always rather be at home with my Tassimo than at work with van Houtte. No, something was better about the bike ride itself. It’s not that the bike lanes have been cleared (they haven’t – and to beat a dead horse a little, my prediction is that bike lanes will not be clear until April).
The reason todays ride to work was so low-stress was immediately obvious when I rolled into the parking lot. It’s only 10% full. I assume work parking lots are only 10% full all over town this week.
Less cars in the lots means less cars on the road. Great week for biking to work, but not for working.