Thursday, July 31, 2008

Second day bike commute

Slow, sore, tired.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Potted Stevia rebaudiana

Started about a dozen from seed, two germinated, and one made it. Put it in a pot on my patio about a week ago and it's starting to really grow.

I pulled off one of the leaves to taste... has a sweet, delicate flavor that is much less bitter than the Stevia in packets. I think they will taste great steeped in tea!

First day bike commute

Ride was great, residential neighborhoods were quiet and slow. One road with trucks and everyone drove respectfully around me. Only took 10 minutes longer than commute by car (25% longer). After I get in better shape, should be able to ride about twice as fast in areas I don't need to stop. I'm betting I'll get it to the amount of time it takes to drive!

Forgot: bike lock, belt for pants and deodorant.

Lower back is a little tender, but I figure it'll also improve as I get in shape.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Commute by bike

Starting tomorrow - really looking forward to it too!