My posting has been sporadic to non-existent, the long winter was to blame. The lack of cycling was depressing me to the worst degree, and my new work made it hard to have the will-power to do my indoor training on the Tacx trainer. That being said, I did my best to not succumb to the easy motorist trap and use my big Dodge ram to get to work . The truth is ,that my work as a courier for a large printing place included driving between the new printing place and a secondary location. Yes you heard right DRIVE. It is a fact of life that what we do to get by in life sometimes does not follow our convictions. Because of this I decided to use public transit to get to and from work to reduce my carbon emissions. This helped me to drop another 12 pounds during the winter chill for all the walking to the bus station and back home. This got me convinced to use cycling as soon as the snow recedes to commute to work. I will also to do most of the common things around every day life like grocery shopping and visits to the farmers market etc. My goal is to gain fitness, drop my carbon footprint also keep my hard earned money in my pocket where it should stay. This saga will be unveiled on this blog, a detailed description of how this mission is playing out over the cycling season. It will consist of a weekly entry and all the twisted feelings going trough my head. I will especially document my feelings in relation to the aggressive motorists that fail to see that I am trying to save my part of this good earth, should be interesting . For this task, a good workman should have the proper tools for the job. My current road bike was not the appropriate tool for the job, so I went to my favorite bike place Bushtukah and ordered a Gary Fisher Transport. This commuter bicycle is purposely made for the task of saving my environment and strengthening my mind and body at the same time. All this thinking about our culture's current way of living made me think. Our society seems to be willing to offer us ready made solutions for us to be at work more and living a less fulfilling life. A major revelation was looking at all the pre-made food North American grocery stores have been offering as a time-saving solution. Most cyclists sees the trip as more enjoyable than the destination. Reaching the goal is not seen as a victory, but more of an accomplishment. Not having the process of living this trip from life's little trials made our days less fulfilling than what they should be. Our decision to move to organic and non-processed food made all the sense in the world. Just like you don't put cheap low-octane gas in a high end car, why do we it for our bodies? We have switched to a fresh-food diet, which includes lots of salad, raw veggies, fresh fruit and no boxed food. We also have lean cuts of meat, eggs and locally-produced cheese, along with organic milk. We have reduced our need for large portions and eat only enough to remain healthy and fuel our bodies. Doing this got most of our toxicity to a minimum and kept us from common colds this winter. All of these steps will make this endeavor positive steps in our journey and an experience-filled life.