You’ve de-livered so many bike jokes I’m sure you can stand it . . . or make it lean. And if you can’t make both ends meat, make one a vegetable. Besides, I’d bet that you have a reasonable stable with an extensive livery. No matter what, it’s nothing to stew about. Or go off half baked.
You know you are a cyclist when you:
– look up to the left to see what’s behind you, even off the bike
– look both ways approaching a stop sign, say “Clear” and roll through, while driving your car.
– are surprised how long your bike route is, when driving it.
Thanks for the kudos!
I got a flat riding in a similar countryside near an onion field. I didn’t have a boot to repair my flat, so I used a piece of an onion. It worked so well I’ve been riding with a leek in my tire for weeks.
You also might be a cycling addict if:
– your spouse gets jealous when you look at another bike.
– you spend more time with your bike than with your spouse.
– you gladly get up early to bike, but not for honeydos.
– paying more to get less makes sense.
– a draft is a good thing.
– work is an intrusion on important things.
– you become a…[Read more]
Thank you for confirming that the Duck Creek Trail issue is the supposed neighborhood crime. What I don’t understand is the Mayor’s solution. If he doesn’t like the underpass, I don’t think he would approve of any means of connecting to the MRT. It sounds like he just doesn’t want cycle or foot traffic there at all, so he just wants…[Read more]
I was finally able to see the discussion on Facebook. (I hate Facebook!) Do I have it correct? Riverdale residents have unsubstantiated claims that there have been more thefts and crimes in the neighborhood since the two trails connected?
I could see that the trail under the highway would be a place to get mugged. I wouldn’t want to…[Read more]
T-Gap Woo said,
“I participated in the Trans-European bike race last year. I was russian as fast as I could, but I couldn’t catch the winner. It must have been the extra danish and malta milkshake I had for breakfast, because I was so hungary!”
I attempted a ride in Japan, but I kept falling whenever I saw a young person. I finally realized t…[Read more]
Jimmy and a couple of his buddies went to Baja for a bike ride. Jimmy showed up at the starting line in a brand new jersey and shorts kit. His buddies, Mike and Paul, teased him about how bright it was, “Hey man, where do you plug it in?” The kit had crisscrossing stripes of neon green, orange and red. It really stood out. The ride went wel…[Read more]
Johnny crashed his bike. The worst of it was that his jersey and shorts were torn in several places. Not having the money to buy new, Johnny sewed his jersey together using pieces of other material. He did his shorts is a similar manner. Now he rides with a patch kit.
P.S. while we are on the subject, and if you missed my post last Fall, my bike did fall over in the town of Douds last Ragbrai.
I tried to lean my bike on the stop sign, and they both fell over. No apparent damage to bike, and they fixed the sign in within 15 minutes. As they say, “Every Ragbrai is unique”.