I gave up on the “street-bus”

That’s what I was calling the bus that runs on the streetcar route here in Uptown, since the streetcar line is still not fixed post-Katrina. I’ve been taking this bus to work, which could take anywhere from 15 minutes to 1.5 hours, depending on the whims of the RTA.

This was just not working. I live a mere 3.54 miles from my lab, a distance that I could often speedwalk faster than taking the bus.

I used to ride my old mountain bike, but it was stolen during Katrina, so I finally bought a new one:

Now it only takes me 15 minutes each way.