Monthly Archives: January 2012

On the other free hand

Day 140

Not sure if y’all read the comments, so I’m promoting my friend Aaron’s fun reply to my last entry “Intersection” — which on further reflection should have been called “Safety Dance” (because who doesn’t love a chance to refer to Men Without Hats). He also taught me how to embed YouTube video. Awesome!

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Intersections

Day 138
Carpool

I’ve been thinking a lot about bike safety. For some reason, it’s all people can talk about with me lately.

It occurred to me the other night — as I almost hit a little old lady who got jittery while crossing at a 3-way intersection, and decided to walk backwards toward the sidewalk (where I was pedaling on through, sans jitters) — that all the dicey situations I have been in on a bicycle have come at intersections. And, simply put, it’s because none of us want to follow the rules.

Now for the awesome visual.

(World, why can’t I ever seem to embed a YouTube video like a pro? Thoughts?)

Back in the saddle again

Day 130
7 miles

Greetings blogospherians! I’ve missed you. You’re likely wondering what has become of me. It’s 13 days since the last entry, you say. WTF?

Well, shucks. I took a lot of buses, carpools and walks over the past two weeks or so, and I didn’t really think you’d want to hear about all that. And I kind of wanted to whine a little bit about the cold, but I decided to spare you all that, too. Nobody likes a whiner.

Let’s get to the awesome things happening on the bike, shall we?

  • The ol’ Sheep has some kickin’ new Velo Orange fenders, specially mounted by the amazing Stephen at the Bike Depot.
  • I have new rear red lights so I’m extra visible now.
  • It’s supposed to be in the 50s all week.
  • There are so many people biking to work these days at the office that I waited in line for the locker room today.

 

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