Monday, March 9, 2009

Adventures of the Day

I really needed that extra hour of sleep today, but I didn't get it thanks to Daylight whatever.  After work, I hopped on my bike to get a chai with my friends at Namaste Cafe.  There ain't another chai like it.  As I was heading up Hennepin Avenue, I came upon a real cool old bike.  "Nice bike" I said as I was passing him.  At the next light, we talked some more.  It's not an old bike at all.  It's an 8 speed Schwinn that has that old style look.  I love the color.  Green frame and white fenders.  The owner, Dustin, has an nice commute up Hennepin, but is really looking forward to ditching the jacket.  Me too!

Note pile of dirty snow in background.

This evening, I saw tons of cyclists.  It thrills me to see all the bikes coming back from their winter hibernation.  It seems like every year I'm seeing more and more bikes on the road and I hope it continues(even though I do like the solitude of winter riding).  My city counsel person, Diane Hofstede is going to recommend me for a bike planning committee.  I'm excited for the opportunity to have some input on what my city can do to expand cycling infrastructure.  Build it and they will come.


anna said...

Yeah, you're right. People get on their bikes again (in Vienna only 1/4-1/3 rides in the winter) and the bike lanes will be crowded soon. It sounds great if you have the opportunity to change something.

Sigrid said...

Awesome ~ thanks for working hard for the rest of us!

The Jolly Crank said...

Yeah, ditch the Jackets! That's my new war cry.
Good luck with the planning committee--sounds like an awesome opportunity!

m e l i g r o s a said...

you know, I know of this local chai (sold in this huge glass jar) and thought of you last time I saw it at the market. next time ill write it down and let you know-

spiderlegreen said...

All thing Chai, Meli, are much appreciated.