Wednesday, February 8, 2012

My Bike and I are a Sad Statistic

I love my bikes. I love them both the same. Actually, I love one a little more than the other because I have spent far more money on it over the years. I wonder if that's how parents feel about their kids. Then clearly, I'd be the favorite child. But I digress. I love my bikes.

I remember the first road bike I ever bought. It was magic. All those gears, the light weight frame! Then I locked it up at the Walnut Creek BART station on my way to the City. When I came back, I found an empty rack. I guess I'm not the only one. My dad brought this article to my attention.

Walnut Creek has one of the highest rates of bike theft! So what can be done? Besides using a U-LOCK (now I know), how about locating the bike racks in place that has more foot traffic, then let's say, tucked away in an alley between the station and a parking garage? At least near the bus stop circle so that people waiting for a bus can ward off potential thiefs. Jane Jacobs would say we need more "eyes on the street." There is safety in numbers and perhaps safety for our precious bikes with better design.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

I can actually cook

I've had 10-12 hour days, four to five days a week for the past four weeks. Today was the first weekday in at least two weeks that I got home before 10pm. Granted, I left the house at 5:30am. The point is, I had a little time to make a delicious home-cooked meal. And (not to brag or anything), it's f*ing amazing.

Dinner tonight is a caramelized onion and honey goat cheese pizza. See the recipe here (and I added some spinach). So tonight, I will eat this delicious pizza, drink a bottle of wine, catch up on a lot of trashy TV, kiss the Manfriend goodnight via Skype (God, I miss him), and finally get at least SEVEN entire hours of sleep. Winter quarter is killing me. Here's to a night off!