It's been a tough week, between what might have been strep throat and the torrential rain.
But finally, on Thursday- got a chance to ride! Although I'm lucky to have lots of public transportation options, I feel like my independence is pretty limited by not having the bike. Sure, I could rent a zipcar or bike in the rain, but there are a lot of daily errands that need to be taken care of, but don't seem urgent enough to take special measures.
I wouldn't quite describe it as a lovely morning, but at least it was dry and warm-ish, if a bit grey, with the hope of sun by lunch.
I wanted to ride in via the bike path for any additional loveliness I might squeeze out of the morning, but because of the non-biking week, the composting really really needed to be emptied, and stopping at Whole foods on the way to work is the easiest way to empty it.
I'm really glad that we have the opportunity to compost- it's been incredible how much it reduced the size of our weekly trash- easily by 50%. It's tough to have outdoor composting in a dense urban area, and I'm not quite committed enough to do worm composting. My brother In Denver had curbside comport pickup, but we're not that advanced. The city of Cambridge does promote commercial composting pickup, and Whole Foods allows people to use their bins for personal compost.
This is not a fun load to carry like a case of wine or a bag of dogfood- it's can be a little stinky and has a tendency to drip compost "tea".
The main downside to this program is that I never get any "finished" compost for use in my garden. I think it's been offered for pickup at the public works dept, but I always seem to miss it.