Well yeah! It has almost been two years of cycling to work man! In typical week I cycle 88 KM back and forth because I do it twice (minimum) in a week. I really enjoy cycling to work and going back home because I like challenge while doing fun, of course! In most of cycling activities I equip myself with progressive rock music! You know me … I sleep, work, breathe with progressive rock … I live my life with prog .. in fact during my facilitation class (I do teaching as well as facilitating a workshop as one of professional work) with progressive music also. So is the case with cycling!
One thing I like about cycling is that I tend to consume healthy food. I start to cycle at 6 in the morning and reach the office around 7. I then park my bicycle around fruit seller (tukang rujak) place, and then I order mixed of fruits: papaya, mango, apple, melon, water melon, pineapple …and I feel healthy consuming this kind of food. If I still hungry (having cycled 22 KM man!) I then order bubur ayam or ketoprak. Having finished eating fruits, my sweat has gone dry and I am ready to take a shower. So I go up to 21st floor where my project office is located and take a shower and change gear. By 8 AM usually I look “professional” already as a consultant. I feel better on days when I do cycling. I set Tuesday and Friday is mandatory while Wednesday is optional. I do not cycling on Monday and Thursday to allow for fasting.
I started to do this in November 2006 when a friend of mine, Ivan, offered me to buy a Polygon Premiere bicycle for a very cheap price… pitung atus ewu (read: Rp. 700 thousand). I named my secondhand bi-cycle with KUNOV 06 (Kuning, November 2006. It’s yellow colored, purchased in November 2006). Because I owned it already, I pushed my self to use it. So I did use it once I equipped with necessary gears like jersey, helmet, gloves, masker (This is Jakarta man! A masker is a must!) and Sennheiser headphone to prog. Last fasting month (Ramadhan 1429H) I purchased brand new folding bike because I wanted to cycle during ramadhan as well. It’s a DAHON Vitesse 6, black colored. It’s a cute bi-cycle. I name him with JILDHAN 29 (Jilitheng – black colored, purchased in Ramadhan 1429H).
What benefits have I gotten with cycling to work?
I HAVE NEVER GOT SICK (even the contagious influenza!) since two years ago.
So .. why don’t you follow my path? The path is clear and your eyes can see …(he he he … It’s Genesis “Firth of Fifth”).
LET’S CYCLE TO WORK! and .. Keep on proggin’ …!!!
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