From Rob Cottingham and others, comes a link to the Vancity Bike Share experiment. The basic idea is that Vancity gives me a bike, I keep it for about 3 weeks, write about it on ChangeEverything.ca (and here, of course), then give it to someone else. I'm not sure if I know what I got myself into, but I've submitted a request and tomorrow I should be picking up a bike. My brief, just-under-100-words submission follows:
I haven't owned a bike in years, and never while in Vancouver. I'm a little nervous about the concept of biking to work, since I know how many hills, up and down, there are on the way. Thankfully, the bike path starts just outside my apartment, and maybe I can get some experience with the bus bike rack if it comes to it. Time for some daily low-impact exercise to add to my high-impact twice-weekly workouts. If the bikes are identifiably bike sharing bikes, then I'm not afraid of making it a conversation piece either!
Tomorrow is the launch and pancake breakfast, not necessarily in that order. I'm planning to attend, with my camera, of course.