Friday, September 16, 2005
On Saturday, I needed to take my bike to the shop for new front wheel bearings. I rode to the bike shop about 10:30, and they said the repair would be finished about 3:00. I used the time to get my hair cut, go to the bank, have lunch, stop by the grocery store and Dollar General, and visit the library. All the errands probably required about 2 or 3 miles of walking. It was wonderful. I realized that when I do errands with my car, I often consider how I can "save" time. It seems like the whole reason I am driving is because I'm in a hurry to get somewhere. With the bike, I have a completely different attitude. I am enjoying the passage of time, which James Taylor says is the Secret of Life, and he is right! Since I started riding my bike to work, my commuting time is my favorite time of the day.