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.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

The difference a few weeks can make.

    Today we have a beautiful sunny day, clear skies and 39 degrees.  A few weeks ago I would have been wondering if I even wanted to ride over to the store.  Today I worked in an extra 5 miles just to enjoy the day.  .  I wasn't the only one making a trip to the mall
And it was really quite a treat to ride a little extra just for the pleasure of it.  The studs and heavy tread created a little more work than I like on the clear pavement and they weren't going to do me any good on the local MUP.
Nope , I'd need a Pugsley to get through that, not 32mm Nokians.  It's a little disappointing that just few weeks ago I was optimistic that the parks department would be making an effort to keep the trails clear.  They obviously get some foot traffic and would probably get more use if  they were cleared.  It's curious that a bankrupt city like Chicago will pay attention to their Lakeshore trail
while a solvent college town community with a healthy corporate presence (Pfizer) like Kalamazoo/Portage does not.  Why is the priority different?

1 comment:

  1. Bicycle commuters spend a lot of time obsessing about the weather:)