I chose the wrong swim class for Big Brother. We had passes left over from his parent-tot days (4 years ago!) and I thought it would be good to use them up. Turns out the route is nearly impossible to bike. The last 1.5 miles is gutter "bike lane" and speedy traffic, sometimes no bike lane and narrow streets. It's very inconsistent. Although I might be willing to bike it on my own, I'm very leery about biking it with my precious cargo. I may do a test run, if I can find some time..., just to feel it out or else I'm stuck driving twice a week for four weeks.
I've also been battling a cold that has style in my lungs and the air quality is reaching yuckier levels with the raising temperatures. Again, that decreases my desire for distance (heartbreaking!) and puts me in the car more often, too.
I'm curious, what is your radius of "bikeable" distance? I realized that starting out with the 2-mile challenge was great for me and more often than not, anything less than 5 miles is never a driving situation. Usually 10 miles is where I decide to use the electric bike--if it's a work trip where I need I end up presentable. I have to bike at least three miles to pick up my mom's car anyway so there's always a lot of planning before I come to driving as my final option.
Today, again, has ended up being a driving day. My alternative was 30 miles of biking for work trips and juggling kids. I just don't have the energy.
I promise to not cough on you.