Tuesday, March 27, 2012
After a Friday through Sunday vacation with no riding, my legs felt great on the commute to work yesterday. I pushed pretty hard for a sub-1.20 ride and did the Ferry-thing on the way home. Last night, with rain predicted for the rest of the week, I committed to ride in the morning regardless. I slept in, no alarm, and woke ready to go at 6.40am (way late for me). Looking out the window, it was bombing rain with no end in sight. I pussed out and opted for a long hot shower and the 7.50am Ferry. As an extra treat, I even got a hug from Max before I left the house at 7.30am. The drive to the Ferry, which usually takes 9 minutes, was backed-up with traffic and took 26 minutes and I missed the 7.50am boat. Rather than struggle through another hour of traffic in the car and pay $30 to park on San Francisco, I decided to park and read in the Ferry parking lot. The 8.20am Larkspur Ferry arrived at the SF Ferry Terminal at 8.55am and I was at my desk at 9.05am. Adding insult to injury, the rain had completely stopped by the time I landed in SF. Doing the math, I could have left home at 6.45am on the bike, arrived at the office at 8.15am (at the latest), showered and shaved and been at my desk by 8.45am - still earlier than the boat got me to work. Lesson learned - RIDE!