By Ken McNeil
on Jun 08, 2011 at 12:03 PM in Blog Articles
Grey sky, grey ocean, but an interesting commute on the bike path this morning. There was a swimmer in the Bay. She didn't seem to care one lick about the gloom--I would bet she is high on life. Then I saw a unicycle, a bicycle and a tricycle. It wouldn't be a big deal with respect to the latter two but for the fact that they were both recumbent. The unicycle was the most unusual I have ever seen in that it had one huge wheel.
Perhaps the most interesting aspect of my commute was that after donning my high powered executive clothes at Bikestation, I discovered that I had forgotten my stilettos at home. Andrea and Cyndi, Bikestation executives, would agree that this was a cycle chic disaster! I was nearly compelled to call my husband to the rescue and have him bring me my matching heels. After all as everyone knows, it is the shoes that make the outfit. Then in the nick of time I remembered my commitment of a couple of days ago to look for alternative energy solutions. Instead of having my husband burn 10 miles worth of petrol in his pickup truck to bring me my shoes, I would ride the Metro as usual. Then I would walk into my executive office in Downtown LA on the second floor, head held high, wearing my black tennies with pink shoe laces. I would then hide my feet under my desk until lunchtime when I would sneak over to Macy's and buy a pair of appropriate shoes. Done!
Aaron and me
Aaron this morning’s attendant at Bikestation didn't seem to fully comprehend the gravity of my predicament, but he was kind enough to take a picture of my high powered executive outfit and dorky shoes. I have also included a picture of him and me. Isn't he a cutie?
Note: As I was in the elevator of my building in LA, an associate noticing my shoe situation--“Nice shoes, Nancy”--loaned me an appropriate pair of black size 9’s. While I can squeeze into them, I unfortunately wear a 10. At least if I get called into a meeting this morning before I go to Macy's, I won’t have to wear my tennies. Sometimes, being a high powered “Executive” Bicycle Commuter isn’t easy.
New shoes at Macy's