I was committed to making a big move yesterday. Removing the studded tires. Yes, I am that confidant that we will survive this nuclear winter. It's still only March, so I am being a bit risky, but I think it's the thing to do. I will feel more confidant and lot happier without the buzz of carbide beneath me. It will be fun to feel like I am on a bike again!
So after purging mine and my son's bikes of their winter boots, I went out for a 23 mile swing through town using the trail system. Yes, no studs, no jacket (sigh!) but, they were baaack! The multi-tasking,
baby strolling-dog walking-ipod listening-grandma texting- morons who don't know their right from left
if they were listening bunch. The temps broke 50 and they all showed up for the party.
I'm back on the streets again, but I am happy about it.
In the world of news, there is this interesting story about Houston enforcing the "3 foot rule." Cops actually helping cyclists, the world is becoming a truly groovy place.
Of course a meeting at the Hague has prompted this to be circulating.
The implications are not exactly fair. We do have legitimate security concerns for our president.
On the other pedal, one can't help but wonder, "what is the Dutch Prime Minister doing right
that he can safely travel the streets alone?"