Truth? This kind of bike ride* is not my idea of a good time. But after the past week seeing a wide range of very sick people while helping my mother in the hospital**, I’m more motivated than ever to keep my butt on a bike and my health as a priority — and some days that means that Traveling at the Speed of Bike looks like this (unfortunately, this is the Sunday morning view — tomorrow will be far worse).
It’s just 12 miles roundtrip to/from the rehab center where my mom will be for the next two weeks, and BikeNoodle and I are going to do our best. I don’t have enough time in the day to get a bike ride in separate from actual transportation so Ashford Dunwoody Road, Peachtree Dunwoody Road, and all the other godforsaken public spaces that don’t really invite the public, here I come.
*Bike lanes too narrow and unprotected (and often nonexistent)/not meeting NACTO guidelines for speed and volume of motor vehicles
** My mother went into he hospital while my husband and I were bringing our younger daughter to college (see Boston by Bike here) — luckily, my brother had flown down while we were away to be with my mother (before and during the whole hospital saga) because she had been ill all summer. She had surgery and we think she may have a complete recovery, however. So fingers crossed and prayers welcome.