A recent knee injury has forced me to alter my normal bicycle commute to work and back with something less physical. The easy and convenient thing to do would be to borrow the car and be another single driver on the road. Being an environmentalist, I couldn't do that without having a guilty conscience or feeling like a hypocrite. Being an adventurist, I couldn't do that without feeling very very boring.
I'll be the first to admit that using public transportation takes a little bit of planning and isn't quite as convenient or fast as the personal automobile, but I feel that small bit of effort and time is the least I can do to try and make my community and planet a better place. That same hands-on activism also keeps me from feeling like a boring sheep mindlessly making my way to my job. Riding the bus is cool, really it is. If this blog transforms into a strictly bus blog, I will do my best to show you how cool it is. Until then, I'll let someone else tell you how cool it is, check out my favorite, Bus Chick.