When I was working in LA, pre-Copenhagen and pre-graduate school, my commute to the office was over an hour.
Sometimes as much as an hour and a 45 mins if there was an accident, or – heaven forbid – rain. It was soul-sucking. One of the draws of Copenhagen has always been the bike life. You mean I don’t need a car? I don’t have to waste 1/3 of my life on a freeway in gridlock traffic?! Sign me up.
(Admittedly, living in Copenhagen has also made me see some of the luxuries of car owning that I took for granted before. Namely: heated seats, insulation, a heater and basically everything to do with warmth. Copenhagen is just REALLY COLD, ok.)
But even when the weather’s got me down, I look around and realize I am SO LUCKY to have the commute I do. To be able to breathe in the fresh air, make my own time, go wherever I want, park wherever I want, and not have to factor in 45 minute for traffic everyday. It’s so liberating.
I park my trusty little bike in our flat’s inner courtyard. It’s rocking the fall colors real hard right now.
My commute to the University of Copenhagen campus on Amager is about 25-35 minutes, depending on how speedy/lazy I feel like being. It takes me right past the Copenhagen Lakes, my favorite part of the whole ride.
This was campus right after my 2-4pm lecture. Daylight hours just keep getting shorter and shorter. Eventually sunset will be around 3pm. #sobs
But right now it’s perfectly timed so that I can see the sunset just as I’m getting back to the lakes.
And by “the lakes” I really mean SWAN LAKE, cause look at these beauties. I like to pretend they come over cause they can sense the inner ~ ballerina vibes ~ in me, but really it’s cause they think I have a loaf of bread. #Weallhavedreams
The bike path’s version of “rush hour.” A whole lot different from the sea of brake lights on the 405.
I’m sure I won’t be waxing nearly as poetic when it’s 10 degrees and there’s sleet coming down, but for now it’s all good.