I think I might turn "A Question from a Coworker" into a series, seeing as how I get questions from coworkers about bicycling and "de-car-ing" all the time.
One of the most recent questions was "What are you going to do in the Winter now that you don't have a car?"
Honestly, my first response is "ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!"
I then remind the person that I only had an SUV for a YEAR and was a regular bus rider and occasional cyclist before then and I was totally fine.
I explain that I talk to many other cyclists online about this very subject.
I tell said coworkers about this dude, who rides in Wisconsin all winter
And then I refer to Jill Homer and her article on NPR regarding biking in the snow.
I figure, if these people can ride in the snow, then I can should have no reason to gripe about my commute. I mean, I live in Southern California, we never get snow. The only extreme weather we have is when temps get as high as 120 degrees in the summer, and the wildfires, mustn't forget those.
And people worry about me riding in the winter. **rolls eyes**
Give me some good rain gear for those rare rainy days and I'm set.