I turned 23 on Wednesday, and taking the day off from work, I thought I’d go for a bike ride. In fact, maybe I’ll go for a 23-minute bike ride for my 23rd birthday. But where to? Anywhere I want.I thought. It’s my birthday
So off I went with my roommate to do some grocery shopping. This also gave me a chance to try out the “iMapmyRide” app on my phone, which records routes using GPS and conveniently uploads it to my routes page atmapmyride.com.
As it turns out, the ride to Trader Joes is less than 23 minutes from Porter Square, so we meandered towards the end to stretch out our trip. But alas, we meandered for too long, because the trip ended up being 26 minutes long total.
A year ago, when I turned 22, I also decided to do something bike-related, but in the form of a giant snow carving on Nickerson field at BU, where I was still a student. Here’s a collage showing the transformation from wrist-sketch to reality:
But this year it was warm for my birthday, as has the rest of this week, and as the winter is melting to reveal just how badly our roads have been marred by potholes, it’s 53 degrees out right now
so I’m going for a ride without my winter thermals, gloves, scarf, or balaclava!