Have you ever seen anyone riding a bike with a backpack strapped onto their chest and a guitar strapped on their back? Well, you would have been able to check this one off your bucket list if you had driven down 700 East today about 9:45 am.
I had to ride bowlegged because the backpack banged against my knees as I pedaled. I was quite a sight to behold! Then (of course), my waterbottle fell out of the netting pocket on the side of my backpack and banged on the ground. Luckily a nice girl picked it up for me so I didn't have to get off my bike to get it (which would have been quite the ordeal). Ha ha ha. I did get some weird looks from other people walking to school.
Up until a year or two ago I would have died of embarrassment from doing this. I did feel like the man in this painting (except on a bike).
Although I can now check doing this whole bike off my bucket list, I don't think I'll be doing it on a regular basis. I'll stick to walking to school on Mondays and Wednesdays when I've got that guitar class.