After being sick for over a week, I woke up this morning itching and antsy for a return to my bike. Despite the rainy forecast and my lingering sinus “issues”, I pumped up Toro’s tires, lubed the chain and set out this morning – happy to be actively engaged in my commute again.

As I rode along, I realized it’s Friday and thought “TGI – BIKED!” Yes, Thank Goodness I’m Biking…. only one week off of my bike and I was already desperately missing my 2-wheel ride.

After finishing my workday yesterday feeling miserable, I decided that today’s determination to stay home sick or go in to work would be solely determined by my ability to ride. And I simply just wanted to ride!

So… Happy Friday! Have a safe bike commute home.


  1. Mir.I.Am March 4, 2011 3:35 pm 

    Yeah Elizabeth!! I like the TGIB. If I cut out on my commute for half bus/carpools, the antsy pantsy-ness only leads to massive consumption of sugar and desserts. Biked to work in the rain today and halle-freakin-lujah TGIB!!! loving it.

  2. Mary Westmacott March 5, 2011 10:58 pm 

    Hope your feeling better soon, I’m sure getting back on your bike will do you the world of good, Don’t worry about the rain, a good bit of moisture in the air will only benefit your sinuses. Thanks for posting again, keep it up M. x

  3. BluesCat March 6, 2011 4:10 pm 

    I, too, have had a head cold for the last week, courtesy of a coworker.

    I, too, have had to forgo riding because of it.

    I have found that I am a grumpy old man as a result.

    I have found that today, when I was finally able to get in around 5 miles this morning, a tow my granddaughter around in the Schwinn Scout this afternoon, I am a much better guy!

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