Protest against $4/gallon gas
(Alternative title was: I can ride my bike with no handlebars, no handlebars, no handlebars). I am surprised to learn that song is not Cake, but merely a Cake ripoff.
I have been telling myself for a few months that I would start bicycling to work as soon as gas hit $4/gallon. I had held off for the last couple of fill ups by going to Arco, but my mileage is considerably crappier with Arco gas than any other major brand (with the possible exception of Valero), so I decided to spring for the $4.089/gallon at Shell (premium). That is the last time I am spending $60 to fill my pseudo-economy (maybe I could have done without the turbo charger?) car.
Note to Nico: We will be bicycling up to Napa next weekend.
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Nostalgic cycling story: I used to bicycle to school with my hands in my pockets; I'm sure I fell over a lot, but I do not recall ever crashing with my hands in my pockets. Today, my balance must be much worse, as riding with no hands has become exceedingly difficult (especially when the person sitting behind you is yelling at you to stop swerving).