|Pick up this bike? hahaha...|
- I bike, the Old Man drives
- I drive and drop everyone off and then pick up
- I ride the bus, the Old Man drives
Today, I'm trying something different. Gainesville Regional Transit System (RTS) is our public transportation system, and their website is pretty spiffy - it has a route finder that interfaces (does anyone actually use that word anymore?) with Google Maps, so you can get a pre-planned route with schedule and transit times. I won't diss the route finder even though I've never actually found an agreeable route this way.
For instance, I need to go to the NW part of town so I input my address and the termination address and it gave me this cocamamy route that requires me to go in a completely different direction for an hour and then I have to walk for 22 minutes. The walking is fine, I love to walk and have the gait of a metropolitan dweller, but the section of road they're talking about can be walked in 22 minutes if you are an Olympic athlete. Srsly. So I said "forget that noise," and I'm doing something a little bit different today; I'm riding my bike to the main downtown depot, locking it up and then taking the one bus I need that will drop me practically in front of my destination. Because our buses are equipped with bike racks I could alternatively take my bike with me, but this thing is no lightweight, so meh.
I'll try to get a pic of the bus bike racks to show you what I mean.