Thursday, May 27, 2010

Biked to work!

I biked to work again today...this was only Day 2 for me. It was a beautiful, sunny 79 degrees today! That doesn't happen often in Anchorage so I'm going to enjoy it to the fullest. ( I also stopped drinking soda today - we'll see how long that lasts!)

I thought you might like to see my route so I stopped and took a few pictures along the way.
Here's the park I go through just after leaving my house.
Then I turn onto this road. This is the worst part for me. It's slightly uphill and I bike on the sidewalk right next to all the morning traffic. On the way home I'm always bucking a headwind.
Then I go through this tunnel under Minnesota Blvd.
Here's the view coming out of the tunnel.
The next segment is along this road, but I have a nice bike trail/sidewalk to ride on.
Then I cross the tracks. This feels like halfway there to me. I dread hearing the train as I come near because it may beat me and then I'll have to stand here a wait for the train to pass.
From the tracks I ride along another busy highway and cross at that light. Then there's an industrial area, a residential area and then.....
Another park with bike trail. This trail follows Campbell Creek.
Here's the little bridge over Campbell Creek - I turned around because the sun was so bright I couldn't take a pic from the other side.
Then along the highway again for a short distance and down this final road to work. It's 4.5 miles and took me 35 minutes this morning, but I stopped to take all these pictures. I really enjoyed my ride and plan to do it again tomorrow.

12 comments:

Aunt Krissy said...

Sigh, I miss Alaska right now.

Barbara said...

What a lovely commute you have!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

If you keep riding to work this summer you are going to feel so darned healthy. I envy you your commute. What beautiful scenery. I should do the same...ride to work I mean. Nothing pretty about my commute though.

Kellie said...

Good for you PAK! Keep up the good work. I can almost smell the pine trees, nice pictures.

Julie said...

What a beautiful day and lovely route...I am glad you are giving up sodas...we are trying here also...but every once in a while we get a box! BAD, we are!!! Hopefully you will do better! :)

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Thats a pretty ride for most of it. Good for you going for more days. Soon it will be quicker and seem like you have done it for years.

soulbrush said...

what a truly lovely way to start the day

messyfish said...

Do it again! Do it again! Do it again! It's fun isn't it? Like being a kid again exploring the neighbourhood....

crochet lady said...

That looks like such a pleasant ride and not too much road time with cars. If I had a nice trail like that, I might be more inspired to go biking.

Becky from Alaska said...

I have the exact same feelings as Krissy! That picture you took of the view after the tunnel just gave me a pang of home-sickness. Double sigh.

cmarie said...

I came back to look at this fun post again! Have a great day!

Margaret Ann said...

OOOh MY! What spectacular vistas all around... Love the bike paths through the parks...the bridge and the tunnel...Riding next to the highway...ummm, not so much...LOL :)

I commend you on your efforts to bike to work... I was exhausted just viewing your photos...:)