So I made a Milwaukee group on this bicycling website…

Indeed, there is now a Milwaukee group on the GasFreeCommute.com. As of 9:00 on Wednesday night, our five members have logged a total of 124 miles. What’s cool about this is that all of us found the site through an article over on OnMilwaukee.com, and the other four members joined since I posted a comment to that article. Thanks, guys! And mad props to Julie Lawrence for writing the article!

GasFreeCommute.com does seem to have just shed the “under construction” animated GIFs. So far we can’t add fractional (decimal) distances, and the Group function is limited solely to being able to create and/or join a group. But there’s no way to communicate with the other group members. I can’t do that even as group creator. If we wanted to organize a group ride or some other function, that will have to happen through different channels. Hopefully they’ll get that added soon.

Earlier tonight, my daughter and I biked to Bella’s on KK for dinner, and then were about to bike over to our community garden plot to do a harvest. Coming out of Bella’s, we discovered that my bike had a flat tire! Thanksfully, the garden was less than a mile away, and Stacie came to our rescue and drove both daughter and 10+ pound harvest home in safety. I managed to limp back on the flat tire, and made it home all right. It’s almost ironic that we biked to dinner, biked to the garden to harvest the food we had grown (cue the angels and Al Gore singing), but the automobile played a vital role in the end. Life’s like that.

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Author: Jason Haas

Jason is an elected member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, occasionally moonlights as an amateur gardener, and is a proud father of two, or three, depending on how you do the math.

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