Category: "While Riding"

Passed By A Toaster? No Problem.

October 29th, 2012

Honda Element With Passed By A Toaster StickerMagnify the image

Passed by Lycra? Never!

Riding In The Snow!

October 27th, 2006

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What the world looked like yesterday.

As you can see from the picture, yesterday was a great cycling day.

At least it was for me. I enjoy the "rotten" days for a few reasons. First, they break the routine. Second, getting to work and back on snowy days feels like a successful adventure. Finally, drivers always give me more space and deference - it's sort of glimpse of what a better world might be like. (Of course, I think drivers treat me better because they think I am obviously a mental patient and entitled to charitable treatment.)

Helmet on carpet with a patch of snow beneath it.Magnify the image

About five minutes after I arrived, I noticed all the snow that had fallen off my helment.

Today

October 21st, 2006

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With last night's snow on the ground, the sun made everything brilliant. The kids and I rode over to the coffeeshop for breakfast. Then Milly and I rode down to my office. The sun, the kids, riding from place to place, the company at the coffeeshop, my students wandering around - my day was full with things that make me happy.

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I'm Not The Only One

October 19th, 2006

My morning commute takes place mostly before dawn. This morning I passed about one cyclist per mile on the way. I find that extraordinary. (All using lights, by the way.)

Snow!

October 18th, 2006

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Yesterday it snowed for the first time this season. The pavement wasn't icy until this morning, but I had to keep wiping off my glasses on the way home last night.

I loved it. I always feel happy when I get home after a snowy day.

On The Way Downtown

September 27th, 2006

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Morning glories smothering a fence along 23rd Street

Last fall, a hand-lettered sign at this spot offered morning glory seeds to anyone who left an envelope in a box near the sign. Seemed a bit odd until this summer, when the place erupted in brilliant blue flowers.