I was inspired by the bicycle. For me, and for many, the bicycle symbolizes a number of things, some prosaic, others, profound. When one considers rising gas prices and the wide implications of oil dependency, witnesses streets and highways choked with cars, the bicycle represents a practical, environmentally and socio-politically beneficial transportation alternative. It’s also a way to stay active, fit, and ready for any bi-o tri-atholon that pops up on my radar at the last minute.
Then there is the deeper connection to my surroundings I experience when I am on a bike. I slow down and pay attention to the details that often elude me: the smell of carne guisada wafting out of the taco carts on East Riverside, the grade of the incline up Robert E. Lee that sends a searing burn through my muscles, the cacophony of downtown at mid-day as cars, buses, and people criss-cross each…
- Born on June 14
- Joined June 25, 2009