Do you live in Kirkland and own something that could help with this month’s commute challenge? If so then email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Details below.
Last April I gave myself the challenge of commuting to work using a different method every workday for a month – twenty ways in twenty days! The write up and video are here. It was great fun and it also served as a joyous celebration of the many ways to make commuting more fun than sitting alone in traffic.
This September I’m doing the same thing, with nineteen new methods, starting September 4th. I’m going to update this post as the month goes on with progress reports. And I’m hoping to get other people to join in for some variant of the commute challenge. There are two variants I want people to consider:
The basic variant is just to not drive alone in your car to work for as much of the month as possible. Take the bus, ride your bike, carpool, or try some other practical option. Keep track of how you’re doing and let me know – tweet at me and use the hashtag #commutechallenge.
The creative variant – the less practical variant – is to maximize the number of methods used. I live close to work, near a lake, have a flexible schedule, and have no problem looking foolish. This means that I have lots of options. Last year I walked 1.25 miles on stilts and also swam to work. This year I’m planning to try an electric skateboard, mountain unicycle through the woods, ride Metro Transit, use a standup paddle board, and some other options that I’m still working on.
I’ll post daily updates here – pictures and videos – as the month progresses. If you send me pictures or links to videos of your #commutechallenge activites then I’ll post some of my favorites.
And, if you live near Kirkland, WA and have some interesting commute options that you could lend me for a day, please contact me. I’m interested in:
- Roller skis with size 12 boots
- Size 12 roller skates
- Giant pogo stick
- Drift skates
- A jetski ride to work
- Horse (I do know how to ride)
- Other ideas that somehow manage the perfect balance between practical, whimsical, fun, and not-too-deadly
Hey, it doesn’t hurt to ask.
Here’s the video from April 2017:
This post can be found through https://tinyurl.com/commutechallenge2018