What I Learned as a Brand New Bicycle Commuter – #DunnaVlog 19

What I Learned as a Brand New Bicycle Commuter – #DunnaVlog 19


good morning it’s another glorious day
in Edmonton and I actually managed to get ready in time today so that I could
take a bike ride to work maybe stop in the river valley and get some photos but
if I want to make it happen I better get going lets go! so today marks the one-month anniversary
since I made the video of me starting to bike to work I’ve gotten the chance to
bike to work four or five more times since then and I’ve learned a lot the
first important thing being sunglass these things are super important when
you’re biking and the reason for that is not just because it’s sunny out but
because it protects your eyes from the wind I’m sure that there’s lots of other
things that they protect your eyes from but that was the one thing that I found
was that I kept catching my eyes watering like crazy one time when I
tried to bike without my glasses on I’m also learning really quickly that
mosquitoes are crazy when you’re going through the forest-ey parts of Edmonton
another thing that I found so far on my bike a couple of times is it knowing
your way knowing exactly where you’re going it’s super important the first
time I looked it up on Google Maps it told me an hour and five minutes to get from
home to work the first time I actually biked to work it took me about 55 57
minutes three or four times after that once I had learned the way I shaved it
down to 45 minutes now given I wasn’t taking a bunch of breaks or anything
like that but just knowing the way really well really helped me get there
faster I’m pretty sure I just jinxed myself by
saying that you should know exactly where you’re going because the minute I
finished filming that I took off and there’s all this construction and it got
really confusing and I missed my turn which unfortunately means that I missed
the whole River Valley so I don’t get to stop and take photos today but I’m starting
to run out of time anyway apparently the third thing that I’m learning from
biking is that if I want to vlog while I’m biking it takes a lot of time the crazy busy streets are super scary
which is why there’s no footage of me riding on them one second
that’s better I think it hit home pretty hard about knowing your route when I got
a little lost there because of the construction and missing my turn
but overall another successful bike commute to work I feel pretty good about
it now it’s time to make some music I’m
going to get to that because another thing that I learned about biking is
that if I try and go home and it’s already dark it’s pretty freaky riding
through the River Valley and in all the trees and you can’t see anything you
kind of always feel like something is going to jump out at you at any given
moment even though in the back of your head you know that’s probably not going
to happen Just finished up with Natalia Chai in the studio and its time for a little break, a little snack so I’m taking the ol’ skateboard down
the Safeway gotta grab my bananas whats a man to do without his bananas?
I mean come on! this place popped up outside a resonate a
little while ago they’re there pretty much every afternoon now they make rolled
ice-cream where they like roll up four or five little roll things of ice cream
give it to you in a bowl I think but there are lineups there every day and I’ve
heard the people will stand there and wait like two hours for this ice cream
someday I’ll have to go check it out and see what the big deal is banana stand they’re a little under ripe
but just gonna go for it anyway oh look at that not peeling at all
its like peeling an orange banana doesn’t know what’s up I’ve never had a banana do
this in my life not this bad anyway aw it’s so hard well that was the worst
banana I’ve ever eaten so I got some coffee to wash it down get that taste
out of my mouth so much better only got a couple hours left to work on today’s
track so time to play some drums drums are done tight and groovy now it’s
time to pack her up and bike back home biking home is always a little
interesting depending on how much light there is left so I got a hustle I’m in a
bit of a race against time here the Sun is going down pretty quick the moon is
out so I’m trying to book it as fast as I can I had to take the sunglasses off
because it couldn’t see anything anymore and remember how I said that there was
crazy construction on the way? This is the home stretch so got a little bit of
light its beautiful in there but right now there are a ton of mosquitoes out
and it’s starting to get dark I got my little light on the front of my bike but
that’s about it so let’s do this well the plan was to get a shot at the other
side but the minute that I stopped to try and start filming
I got swarmed with mosquitoes so they’re hitting me in the face is I’m trying to ride
right now but I’m almost there home stretch so that’s it for the vlog this
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