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.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Pedaling through euphoria.

The weather around here has been euphoric to say the least.  It is the type of late summer that makes people dream of Michigan.   It's just plain Goldilocks perfect.  Not too cold, not too warm, sunny with gentle breezes tickling across the arms.  Even sitting at a stop light (what was I thinking?  I didn't run right through it!)  makes me breath easier and relax to enjoy the lack of sweat and feeling of desperation that heat forces through us.  When I talk of heat I mean we are serious wimps about it.  Up here we get acclimated to 55/75 temperature ranges most of the year and 80 makes us melt and whine.  Right now it's ranging about 5 degrees cooler and that makes for perfect pedaling and great sleeping.
Our local club has taken advantage of it.  This week they held a training session for group cyclists to 
help eliminate some of the dangerous behavior they have seen on weekly rides.
About 20 people showed up for what is intended to be the first of a series.
Hopefully this can help eliminate some of the complaints from motorists as well.
The sunlight was so blinding at the annual anniversary ride on Sunday that I went black and white.
Actually, I haven't figured out how to use a phone (the classes didn't help) and I got the camera function screwed up.  Dya'ever notice the camera and the phone functions on these new gadgets are the hardest things to use?  
We all soaked up the euphoric weather together riding around to our cars and then stood around and ate...a lot!  I may not look a pizza in the pepperoni for a while but it was nice
taking pictures of all of us trying to take pictures of each other on the phone.

1 comment:

  1. It's great that your local club took the initiative to inform one another of the proper road decorum. We should strive to observe the law and etiquette during cycling as to gain the respect of the motorists and pedestrians.

    I hope the next sessions of this intended series be attended by more cyclists in your area!

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