I decided to take a different trip this weekend. Taking the train to Chicago,I brought Sam Hillborne with me. This is my first Amtrak trip with a bike. I was apprehensive, but boarding was easy. The conductor was helpful and even the ridiculously wide handlebars fit through all the openings. Good training for an upcoming trip.
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.