Mozilla Bike to Work Day

19 May

Two of my great passions — Mozilla & biking — came together last week for the Bay Area Bike to Work Day.*  w00t! We had 14 riders tricked out in Firefox jerseys coming from all over the place or roughly 10% of the company — a huge success if you ask me.  It just happened that Bike to Work Day coincided with a heat wave though.  Rolo of Giant Spatula fame and I met up at 6 a.m. in Golden Gate park and it was already hot!  He dropped me at the Great Highway, but kindly waited for me in Woodside for the home stretch 🙂  Karen, our amazing office manager, had a pretty fabulous spread for us when we all rolled in sweaty and in my case broken.

Team Firefox.  Photo courtesy of Lukas Blakk.

It’s interesting wearing the jersey.  People are really, really excited to see it and usually shout words of encouragement and praise for Firefox.  It’s pretty cool…but I do have to say that I feel a certain responsibility when wearing it.  Primarily, no taunting nor swearing which is what I am apt to do on two wheels.  Or when I am holding on at the back of the pack for dear life, cracked and exhausted, I have a tendency to go radio silent.  Can’t exactly be incommunicative when people are yelling how much Firefox rocks.

I hope to keep this up with the Moz crew on a weekly basis and frankly, it’s probably better that I break my nasty swearing habits!  It was a ton of fun 🙂

*In case you wondered, Ed my cat is up there as well!

6 Responses to “Mozilla Bike to Work Day”

  1. Kartik Mistry May 20, 2008 at 7:41 am #

    Go Firefox Go. /me waiting for final Firefox 3!

  2. jfinette May 20, 2008 at 9:46 am #

    Hey Mary, wtg with your new blog! Loving the cycle outfits too! We’ll have you in the Tour de France in Europe in time! WOOT!

  3. one1speed May 21, 2008 at 9:22 pm #

    Quite the crew. Congrats on another successful Bike to Work day!

  4. dq5studios May 22, 2008 at 6:29 pm #

    Such an awesome jersey. I wish I had one.

  5. jwalden May 23, 2008 at 7:19 am #

    Wait, you need to designate a specific day in order to bike to work? I declare shenanigans!

  6. kcroy June 23, 2008 at 1:32 am #

    Congratulations. Very cool. Wish I could ride with you.

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