One of the "issues" some potential bike commuters use for not being bike commuters is where to secure the bike at work. If you look at some of the bike commuter web sites and commuter specific blogs www.bikecommuters.com cycledallas.blogspot.com dfwptp.blogspot.com www.commutebybike.com , you'll find lots of ideas and creative ways to manage this potential problem. I am fortunate to have access to a nice storage room, so the bike is out of the weather, waiting patiently for the end of the workday. My commuter bike, Kato and I look forward to the short ride home every day. If you've never tried bike commuting, give it a shot. You'll be more alert when you get to work, and have something to look forward to at the when the whistle blows!
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Today was a beautiful, sunny day with a sometimes brisk north wind, and I could think of nothing better to do than pull out Old Sam and go for a bike ride. Old Sam is the 1983 Trek 510 that is smooth, basic transportation. The all steel frame seems to absorb the bumps in the road better than any of my other bikes. I took the big ring off the front so it just has seven gears, but that is just right for rambling around Ennis.
I had no plans for this ride other than to just enjoy it. It was not long before I realized the Veterans’ Day flags that the Rotary Club puts up all over town were still out, and I took several shots of Old Glory painting the breeze. It turned into a 15 mile ride, and seeing all the flags and thinking of Veterans Day made me think fondly of my favorite veteran.
Thanks again, Dad.