Re: [carfree_cities] Winter Biking (was Transport Infrastructure)
- Chris Barker wrote:
>Some of the fun is experiencing the
disbelieving looks of passing motorists. Small children are not at all
timid about saying how wierd I look with full balaclava and rose-tinted ski
googles. I like to enter the local coffee shop on weekend mornings looking
like Darth Vader when there are a lot of little kids. There is also a
unique ejoyment of riding under a moonlit sky at 4:30 P.M.or in fresh snow
fall (on studded Nokian tires, of course). I rode across a small nearby
lake one bright sunny Saturday morning in 5 F temperature. It was unique
riding among ice fishermen and skaters.
Thanks for the inspiring cycling tale. I really believe that being a high-profile cyclist motivates alot of others to try it themselves. Nearly everybody already has a bike. They just need a little reminder of how fun it is, then the next thing you know, they're out dusting off that seat, pumping up those tires.... I started leaving my bike out in plain view in my office a couple of weeks ago. Since then, three patients (who always drove before) are now cycling to their appointments.