Monday, September 19, 2011

Bicycle Commute Challenge Day 13 - Creating Community

This morning as I was leaving the house, I saw a cyclist roll on by. I am sort of like the proverbial lawyer chasing an ambulance (no offense to my friends who are in the biz) or dog chasing squirrels when it comes to people that are coming by the house. We're fortunate to be on a street that gets fairly low amounts of traffic and being a transportation professional, it is fun to see who is using the street.

dlowe93: David Lowe-Rogstad's morning inspiration.
This morning as I was preparing to pull the bike off the porch, a friend had just finished a quick trip to the park to work on some cyclocross skills. He was taking advantage of the change in season to get prepared for the rain. It was nice to see him and chat about a project we're working on. He's a brilliant guy that makes creativity look easy. It's fun to be in a neighborhood, a few doors down from people like that.

One of the great things about cycling is that it has it's own community and it gets you out in the neighborhood more so than if you were driving your car down the street with the windows rolled up, listening to music. Yet, it's not as good as walking because, if you're in the back of the house, you can't make it to the window in time to see the world go by.

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