I know a lot of scooter riders are NOT into taking the bus, especially because the bus does not match their sunny-Italian-Vespa-stylish-scarf image of scootering. Well I like my scooter, but I’m a little more practical. This past week, everyday, I took the bus. Allow me to deviate from my usual scooter focus and talk about that.
If you want some reasons for taking the bus, read my last posting on this. And you should also read a great story from Jeff about his January Bus Challenge. I decided to look at some numbers, because I’m a nerd like that. 🙂 Not that there’s anything wrong with that!
Here in Columbus our gorgeous weather is dying down a bit now. We are now looking at a more typical-for-January 30s and 40s for the rest of this week. Sadly I did not scooter Monday, because I started a new job and didn’t want their first impression of me to be “what is all that gear? Is she like a StormTrooper?”
Until I get a little more comfortable at work, I am planning to take the bus and possibly carpool to get to work. (Winter weather doesn’t help either.) I am working in the general downtown area, so the bus works fairly well. (If I had to commute from one suburb to another, it would be a different story.) I am in a one-car household and the default is that I don’t get the car. With zipcar and the scooter and the bus and rides from the husband (and occasionally using the car) I don’t think it is a problem at all.