Last week, I started a new incarnation of the Jere improvement plan. It involves riding my bike to work, a 17 mile trip from Lincoln Square to Hyde Park. I’m hoping to do this three times per week until the weather stops cooperating. It’s a pretty nice ride along Lake Shore, except for the wind in the morning. There are even outdoor showers at the 57th Street beach that I can jump under for a minute so I’m not so disgusting when I get to lab. Unlike some other improvement plans I know, this one’s got legs.