Thursday, December 27, 2007

Happy Camper

I think it's a universal phenomenon: you're in a warm spot, like laying in bed, or hanging out at a bar or coffee place, and you're planning on getting on a bike in a cold spot, like outside in the snow.

You think you don't want to go from the warm spot to ride a bike in the cold spot. It just seems so uncomfortable and unnecessary.

Then you get out there, on your bike, in the cold and maybe wet, and there is no place you'd rather be.

The cold (assuming you're dressed for it) feels wonderfully invigorating and riding a bike is such a perfect way to experience the cold and wet. You can't believe the streets are not filled with cyclists.

3 comments:

taylor said...

Yep, you nailed it. When the roads are slick I hide away a bit, but when they are rideable, no matter what the weather is like I experiance just what you are describing.

Mike S said...

Yep, funny how that works. Cycling is a great winter sport; my bike is way more accessible than any ski slope.

ken said...

Lately, I've been driving to work a couple days a week so I can take the dog to and from day care while my wife is out of town.

It sucks.

I really miss the bike commute when I don't do it. I feel lethargic and more stressed out than usual.

Anyone got an ideas on how to get a hyperactive lab into a bike trailer?