This is a shameless attempt to save the the most advanced civilization in
history from imminent self destruction by eliminating carbon emission,
dependence on foreign sources of fuel,obesity, hypertension and diabetes.
Cycling accomplishes all those things at once and helps us develop a better
understanding of ourselves, each other and our relationship to the cosmos.

Oh, horse puckey!
I like to ride bikes, have been doing it all my life.
The rest of that crap is just a fringe benefit,
and the blogosphere gives me a chance to share my interior
monologue with virtual rather than imaginary friends.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The leaves are down, the endless autumn is over

The days are really shorter, daylight savings has turned over and the light time for cycling has really changed.
At 7AM I get this colorful view just before sunset:
and it adds up to a lot of nighttime riding.  But this time of year the city scape and holiday lighting
provides a colorful supplement for the headlight:
the local parks become a festive wonderland
and even the riverside trails enjoy the holiday decor.
I stopped at the local brewpub and got the chance to talk to an engineer from Austin Tx. who was nervously watching the weather updates every 15 minutes.  A southerner paralyzed at the thought of an impending snowstorm.  I was one second too late with my camera to catch the dumbfounded look on his face when I told him I was waiting for new snow tires for my bicycle.   Damn, I love the look on people's faces this time of year.

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