Wednesday, March 12, 2008

More Bikes?

You know how it is when you're shopping for a particular kind of car you tend to see that model everywhere you drive? I got that feeling when I was driving to the hospital this morning ... I saw 4 people commuting by bike. I tried to tell myself that the only reason I notice them is because I ride too. Then it hit me, I've BEEN riding for several years and this year there really does seem to be more people out on bikes. Good!

Along those lines; over the weekend I was waiting at a yield sign to turn on to 99th because a car was heading my direction. I also noticed some kids riding their bikes on the sidewalk on the other side of the street. I continued to wait, and wait, and wait on the car. Turns out the driver of the car was the mother of the two kids on bikes. She was driving ~10 MPH with the window down shouting instructions to the kids. So, I'm torn ... on one hand I'm glad to see a parent getting their children out on bicycles, but on the other hand, this lady was a menace to everyone around her. Weird.

1 comment:

Fritz said...

Not only that, it seems she could interact a lot better if she were also on a bike ;-)