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.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015


We are seeing rain or threatening all week.  It's more than annoying, it's really quite inspiring.  The rain washes all the crap out of the air, they call it ionizing the scientists do.  It's especially nice in the spring when the flowering trees get beautiful.  I like the sound as the water assails the pavement and splashes all around me when I pedal through a downpour.

 It provides another feeling of confidence and self-reliance knowing that just beyond some well chosen clothing the rest of the world is being inundated and subjugated by the most powerful compound in nature. Birds retreat to the cover of the trees to sit and sip the freshness from the drops on the leaves. When it's all over, I like the smell.  The air combed clean by raindrops and leaving a bright smell of growth and fecundity to coast through.


  1. I too love the rain in spring. I find riding in the rain incredibly liberating. I remember the first time I rode in the rain (an accident, since I had planned to be a fair-weather commuter), I was stupidly and joyfully thinking "hey, I'm getting wet." It was a weird realization that all that happens when it rains is that I get wet. It turns out I'm not as fragile as I thought I was.

    1. Kendra,
      That's a nice way to describe the feeling. It's liberating to realize that the worst that can happen it getting wet. There's nothing wrong with being enveloped by nature. I was wet coming into the world, that all seemed to work out.