Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Muggy morning

Photo: My bike locked up down off the terrace. Alone. Background: a KCMO Metro bus whizzes by. There are few bike commuters to be seen today. I don't know if it's the impending thunderstorm, or just the usual sloth factor.

This morning started off really humid in the high 60's. I got out the door early, and showed up early. I raised the seat on my bike before I left because I've felt that it could stand to be a bit higher. I only moved it about 3/4" but I overshot my mark. I don't have any hip sway, but my legs felt pretty powerless this morning, which probably means I'm over-extending them. I'll lower it down about halfway between where it was and where it is now before I make my homeward journey.

It seems that some of the other blogs I read and comment on frequently are going through this kind of "mission statement" phase. Not surprisingly, my reason for blogging about alternative transportation isn't much different than many others' reasons. Primarily, it's because I hope that other people will read about my silly adventures in multi-modal transportation and give me pointers and advice in the comments, get ideas from me, get inspired to try bike commuting, or simply get a chuckle from my random, goofy stories.

Reading other peoples' bike commuter blogs reassures me that I'm not the only one pounding the pedals when the time comes to go to work or to run errands. Even though I might go weeks or months without seeing another bike commuter on the road, the blogosphere is here, and I have friends and peers around the world who are doing the same thing I do.

On top of that, I like to write, I enjoy taking pictures of random stuff and I love riding my bikes. Blogging about it allows me to combine three things that I like doing. I might not be that good at any of them, but I'm having fun.

1 comment:

pot said...

Allez! I chanced upon your blog and I think what you are doing is great!

I live in Singapore and I bike regularly as a sport (Ironman, tour races) but unfortunately due to high traffic volume on our roads and the muggy weather it is quite impossible to use bicycles to commute, although I try now and then. When I lived in France the climate (both natural and artificial) was so much more supportive of cycling; you would see a long line of traffic patiently waiting until an old lady had finished pedaling up a hill or something. =)

Anyhow, all the best to your continued efforts in bike commuting! =D

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