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.
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!