Well, there was a fair bit of snow last night leaving a couple inches on the roads and whenever it snows a lot I am probably one of the very few people who actually LIKE getting to work. Why you ask? Because I’m am an offroad unicyclist and I love to ride in the snow, especially when driving would be slow, risky and just not much fun. Its also warmed up today for the first day in a few weeks where its actually just up to the freezing mark.
So, today I hopped on the unicycle before work and enjoyed a nice relaxing (but still quite cold) ride into the office. It takes me about 25 minutes to commute nearly 5 km. Its great exersize and more fun in the snow than just a normal bike trail ride in. I just throw on the ipod and listen to a book or some music and try to avoid being seen too much by the traffic as I really don’t like to attract any attention on my ride in. Now, that seems like a bit of a oxymoron for a unicyclist but since I normally only ride offroad in the mountains where there are VERY few people, I think I can still honestly make that claim.
However, I was unable to avoid the attraction from motorists today as someone felt the need to call into a morning radio show (the EyeOpener on CBC) and warn people to watch out for the unicyclist on there way to work. I’m really not sure why I would be any kind of threat, its not like I was riding down the middle of the freeway! I keep to myself off the sides of the road and take as many back streets as possible. They warned not to be distracted by the unicyclist. I and my colleague who heard this on the radio, got quite a kick out of this and thought it was a funny story. So, there you go.
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