Last night was good. I took my bike out for a spin, and it was brutal...but in a good way. I love the way my legs burn as I pedal. I even conquered most of the big hill, which was much better than my original plan of walking it. I love the feeling of zipping around the path, weaving in and out of walkers, feeling the wind whistle by, and watching the pedals spin below. Plus there's something about a bike that just makes me feel "cool". I don't know why. By the time I reached the garage I was dripping with sweat and my face was flushed. OH and I felt fantastic.
Dear Concerned Citizens,
Please do not shout insults or parenting advice at me as I am biking
past your car on a city street with my kids in tow. Your fear for my
children’s safety is truly touching. However, if you pause for a
moment, you may realize that taking your own attention away from the
vehicle you are driving to startle, alarm and anger the rider of the
bicycle does not make my kids safer.
Nathan is on the road. On May 10, 2009, Lancaster, Pennsylvania native, Nathan Winters hopped on his bike to unite his love of nature with his love of exploration hoping to draw attention to support the conservation of land and nature. Belfast, Maine was his launching point and he’ll finish across the continent in Seattle.
Some people, whether by necessity or choice or both, ride their bikes to work every day. They brave the weather, traffic, and sweat in order to do something good for their bodies and the environment. Other people are more casual about biking; they’ll bike to work on occasion, but only if the weather is nice or their car is in the shop. Once a year there’s also another occasion to climb on two wheels: a special event called Bike to Work Day.
May's the month to combine business with pleasure -- that is, the business of work and the pleasure of bike riding. May is National Bike Month, and May 15 is Bike to Work Day this year -- so depending on how bike-friendly your town is, cycling celebrations will happen for a day, a week, or throughout May -- with fun events, rides, and giveaways happening for green commuters.
In college, I took guitar lessons for a brief time. I had a Washburn
dreadnought* with a big, clunky hard case, and I had a beach bike I
adored, named the Black Cadillac after the Lightnin Hopkins song. It
even had whitewall tires, this bike. It was a good one.