Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Standards

I’m back to commuting, finally. For the months that life was crazy with three grad classes on top of the job it was tough to get myself outta bed a half hour earlier to make the bicycle trek in. Yes, it would have been good for the bod, but the head needed downtime. Commuting, while a joy now I GET to ride to work, was for some reason another chore I SHOULD ride to work...I’m SUPPOSED TO ride to work...but I’m TOO FLIPPIN’ TIRED to ride to work.

At any rate, now I GET to ride to work again.

So, these days my commuting backpack typically carries not business attire or even casual clothing, not my usual denim, but my travel clothes. After all this time commuting, I finally realized how light that stuff is and how easily and quickly it de-wrinkles. I even went and bought more. No more hangars at work, no more heavy backpack. I just toss everything into the pack and I'm off. Once at work, there are a few minutes while I look like a crumpled piece of paper, but suddenly voila! Everything smooths out. No ironing needed.

Of course travel clothing often has zip-off legs and lots of cargo pockets...and sometimes the pant legs are a tad too short because they're made as a one-length-fits-all when really it doesn't but you know, it doesn't matter because I GET to ride to work again.

And grabbing olive-colored pants, an aqua shirt and no underwear really doesn't matter because I GET to ride to work again. Don't care. Am I covered, more or less? Do I have shoes? If so, then I'm good with it whatever the clothing may be...

...but you KNOW my cycling kit has got to be matching and spotless....

- OB because if you can't be good on the bicycle,then you've gotta look good

4 comments:

Ruby said...

Welcome back to the "cycle to work gang." Like you, my head needed a rest and I'm enjoying the commute once again. Hip, hip, hooray to you!

Snakebite said...

No underwear? Really? You're going around "commando?"

The Old Bag said...

Ruby -- thanks for the cheer!

Snakebite -- not on PURPOSE!

WheelDancer said...

Yes, I can relate and you sure do look good in that picture of you on your commute, is that Pearl Izumi?