Saturday, June 17, 2006

Spare Tire Blues

I set the alarm for 5:45 AM today. It's a beautiful, sunny morning with a light, cool breeze. I was supposed to get up and go for a bike ride, but instead here I am upstairs on the laptop. I really need to get back into a riding routine to get in shape again, but you know what? In spite of all the things Mayor Daley has done to improve biking in the City of Chicago, I still don't enjoy it. Not even when I'm up and out the door before the traffic. Every street I even think about riding, all I remember is what a pain in the ass it is. Parallel-parked cars. Stop signs every block. Narrow lanes. Jerk motorists. Potholes. Damn it, there was a time when I at least tolerated city riding. But that was years ago, and now I just can't seem to drag my sorry ass back out on the streets.

Incidentally, the alarm interrupted a very rare good night's sleep. I suppose I'll just chalk up today in the "L" column and go back to bed.

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