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.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

       Thanks to Whoopi Goldberg for putting to rest the question of "The View" being a reliable source for qualified opinion or analysis.  She went after the NYC Mayor for creating bike lanes which she claims have strangled traffic.  Of course the one she referred to, the bike lane on 10th Ave, does not exist.  Great research Whoopi!
        It's the best I have heard since the rant proclaiming "death by bicycle" authored by Dorothy Rabinowitz, the WSJ contributor and board member.
So, I am awarding Whoopi the Rabinowitz award for hateful stupidity.
A real photo of a Rob Ford bobblehead.  The deceased Mayor of Toronto hated cycling so much he spent more money scrubbing the bike lanes off the streets of Toronto than it cost to install them.
     In the meantime, nestled safely away in the fly over zone, a local committee of township officials continues to develop a regional network of bicycle routes.

I've mentioned this before and their work continues at speeds that will break the neck of any bureaucratic snail.  Inching forward on a quarterly basis they are craftily conspiring to create the largest cycling network I have ever seen, and they are putting it together so carefully that their jurisdictions will have no reason to say no.  

It will only require the posting of signs in the appropriate places, and cost less than a couple months of garbage collection at their offices.  
       I'm going to make a note to invite Whoopi and Dorothy to perform the ribbon cutting.

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