|The Fargo Rides Again!|
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
It's been over a year since my last post in the "Go By Bike" blog but while reviewing old posts I have been motivated to take another crack at it. 2011 was a demanding year at work but culminated with my purchase of Cycle Craft, the bike store where I have spent the better part of the past 19 years. The shear volume of work in getting to this point has meant more doing and less thinking and writing. As a result, 2011 was not a good year for bike commuting or writing about it. The demands of time and space have conspired to push the idea of non-motorized transportation onto the back burner but the pot has been simmering and as the store begins to settle into it's new arrangement with Cathy and me as the owners I am bringing that pot slowly back to a boil and giving it a stir.
With the arrival of May each year so arrives National Bike Month- A time for people to celebrate all things cycling and to challenge themselves to use a bike as more than a recreational toy. Not that there's anything wrong with that but a bicycle can be so much more!
For myself, I have committed to getting back to commuting on a bicycle. Naturally it has rained every day of May so far. Still, I managed to "Go By Bike" twice this week.
As far as the "Go By Bike" blog? I will update only when I think I have something interesting to say. I've come to realize that a daily account of someone Else's bike ride is pretty boring unless something cool happens, like a UFO landing, or a whole ride goes by where I don't have to dodge a careless driver texting, or eating a hoagie.
In the meantime, I would love to hear from you as well. Share your stories, ask questions, challenge my sanity-whatever you like. My objective is to weave a narrative that captures the essence of the non-motorized transportation movement. Why? Why not? Go By Bike!