I’m pretty new around here, and already the Dope has inspired me to do something good. One of the first threads I participated in asked “What have you done that’s green” (which I can’t seem to locate now). I sheepishly admitted that I drove the measly 4.5 miles to work. Even though I drive a hybrid, that’s still kind of wasteful. I’m an able-bodied 34-year-old, for chrissake! Why was I not biking to work?
So, I finally got off my lazy ass and bought a bicycle last weekend. Earlier this week, I went on a few practice runs, which convinced me of two things: 1) I wasn’t as out-of-shape as I had feared; and 2) Cincinnati is very hilly. In spite of fact 2, I hopped on the bike this morning and made my first zero-carbon commute. That felt good.
So, that’s my story of trying to live up to the standards of my new pals on the Dope. What has the Dope inspired you to do?