Wednesday, May 14, 2008

bike to work week

It's bike to work week but what do you do when you work from home? You bike to get ice cream, of course! My back and shoulders are STILL jacked up from a crash I took 3 weeks ago at Vail Lake, so I finally got to see Dr. Josh Glass yesterday and I'm going to see his wife Collette today. In the meantime, instead of aggravating it on the road bike, I decided to ride my mountain bike around town.

Bikes:



We rode the long way to get ice cream at Jakes. mmmm caramel. Eddie says it's better than McDonalds ice cream, but I don't know..I like McDonanlds, personally.



We encountered more commuters than usual, probably because it's bike to work week..that or the price of gas is now almost $4/gallon!! Either way, it was cool. Then, we hit the disgruntled driver on the way home..we were on a two lane downhill and most cars were going around us in the left lane (keep in mind we are probably going 35mph which is the speed limit anyway), and some jerk starts honking and riding up on us. Now, I can't help myself and started waving, then he came around and I asked if he had a problem. All I heard him say was "No, but.." but I was going too fast down the hill and wasn't about to start braking to hear the rest. However, Eddie heard him and I guess he said "No but you shouldn't be taking up the lane". Anyway, they had some words and then the guy sped off only to be caught at the same red light that we did. Ha. Then, we proceeded to be buzzed by another 4 or so cars in a row before we were able to get home safely. Nice end to the ride! Did I mention I hate riding in my neighborhood? That cabin in North Georgia is sounding real nice.

6 Comments:

Blogger Hmmm.... said...

Road riding is so scary. And I'm sure all of your 100lbs took up the roadway!

PS: did you really wave? :)

11:22 AM  
Blogger Carey Lowery said...

at least where i live, there is not much traffic and i can take the road less travelled. but flying incompetents i still encounter.

4:19 PM  
Blogger Jason said...

I only work about 10 miles from my office and I could not ride more than 5 of it without risking my life.

I have to drive just to road ride. How ephed is that? But once I do it's usually just me, the cows, a few pick up trucks and the occasional "go lance" for the most part. I still get some jack-offs now and then, but WAY less than in the neighborhood and city area.

j

4:15 AM  
Blogger Andrew Brautigam said...

atlanta scares me. one road ride there is enough terror for a lifetime. the nicest thing about NY is the roads - broad shoulders, for snow, ya know?

7:38 PM  
Blogger Mark D. said...

stupid people.

see y'all in Conyers.

3:41 AM  
Blogger kat said...

People are always so brave when they're in their cars. ...and they're usually the ones that should get their fat asses on a bicycle. Stupid drivers make me so mad. They don't seem to understand that we're part of the solution. *end rant*

6:42 AM  

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