Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Gale Force Winds and Bumper to Bumper Traffic

The title of this post simply, succinctly and accurately captures the ride I took recently while vacationing on the outer banks of NC. Despite the less than picturesque riding conditions, I thoroughly enjoyed every pedal stroke. Not having done any recreational riding in 2 months, it was just good being back on the bike.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Cargo Bikes Carry More ... or Less

I have posted several times in the past concerning my cargo bike's ability to carry lots of stuff. However, it is also capable of handling the little things as well.
I woke up Sunday morning with a hankering for a fried bologna biscuit from Hardees. As I pedaled home with my treasure, I was struck with another advantage of bicycling. I didn't have to be tortured by the smell of the food all the way home.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Riding Under The Rainbow

On a recent ride to work, I was privileged to be accompanied by a rainbow that stretched across the Western horizon. I slowed down and kept glancing over my shoulder to admire it. It lasted until just before I pulled up to the bike rack. What a simple treasure. What a beautiful ride.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Blogging Scarcity

I haven't been blogging much lately!

Why?  Cause I haven't been riding much lately!!

Why?  Cause I haven't been able to get to my bikes!!!

This blog is not about bike riding in general.  It's about MY bike riding.  It's about what I think, feel and see when I look over MY handlebars.  If I don't ride much - I don't have much to talk about.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Hurricane Obstacle

A couple weekends ago, I, along with millions of others along the East Coast, had a hurricane pass overhead dumping tons of rain and packing plenty of wind.  The following Monday, I jumped on my bike like usual and headed to work.  Along my 5 mile route I was thwarted several times by downed trees and power lines. 

I could have turned around and gone back home and jumped in my truck.  However - I have to get to work.  I commute by bike.  I cant let something like a hurricane keep me from what I do - Ride!!  Instead of being frustrated by the obstacles so cruelly thrust in my path, I used it as a good excuse to get to work late and ride a few extra miles.