Car-Free Diet Skeptics Blog

Day 25: New Beginnings

May 16th, 2011 by Kyle

Well, it was an absolutely glorious week in terms of weather. Too bad a lot of it was spent indoors at work or sick. Nevertheless, I was able to catch some quick glimpses while biking too and from the office.

That’s right Arlington. I’ve pretty much exclusively made the switch to bike-travel. My ankle still hasn’t healed completely, and the bike is definitely better for it. All but one trip to my office was made on two wheels. Additionally, I’ve become a regular at Revolution Cycles due to gross ignorance and lack of a bike pump. There’s still a lot to learn, but not nearly the maintenance knowledge I needed when I had a car.

But what an exciting week it’s been! The biggest and probably saddest news is that my roommate left for her internship today. However, this also translated into a wild and raucous weekend that took us from Dupont to Clarendon and everywhere in between. Since she also doesn’t have a car, we mostly used the Metro to get from A to B.

It's like a female version of me.

Also last week, I had some friends visiting from out of town. I figured, “why not show them how to live Car-Free?” We did just that, using Capital Bikeshare to make our way from Clarendon to the National Mall. We took in some monuments, visited some museums, and met up with the Washington Post (article comes out Thursday. Mark your calendars). It was a great way to enjoy the sun and finally get some culture.

Finally, the week also had the ribbon-cutting of our new office. For those of you who haven’t been paying attention, my office moved recently from Chantilly to Clarendon. This week, the move was made official as our Executive Chairman visited the US. Now that the building has been christened, I can finally start doing some work I’ve been putting off for weeks (just kidding boss). While none of this has anything to do with being Car-Free, I just thought it was really cool.

I hope everybody has enjoyed these posts as we enter our last week. Be sure to stay tuned, and come join us at the Rosslyn pit stop for National Bike to Work day on Friday!

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