I love your banner. Did you do it yourself?
Hey, you're talking about me, except that I stay out of the puddles and don't wear a aerodynamic helmet. My backside doesn't get dirty either and I do groceries on mine, but the rest is true.
North America has trouble with cycling because everything is so far away over here. Europe is nice and compact and hasn't focussed their entire existence around the automobile like we have. Such a shame
I did a lot of cycling last year. For some reason just have not gotten to it this year like I should have. I must get back to it! My oldest daughter rides a LOT even to work and back many days where weather cooperates. My youngest lives in London and runs every where she goes...that too includes work. Both are more fit than I. Nice, Violet - thank you.http://spacialpeepol.blogspot.com/
My town is poorly set up for cycling - narrow winding roads, no shoulder. You'd be killed if you tried to bike to work. It's too bad, because I like riding a bike.
Oh no, that dirty word "exercise"...
LoLa: thanks, but I cannot take credit for it - unfortunately I don't know who to give the credit, someone in Russia, as I recall.Irene: here, helmets are law for kids and seriously recommended for adults. My cousins in England think that is very strange.XUP: it is more compact in Europe, but still we have the wide open spaces for bike lanes. I know many people who don't commute far from where they live for anything.
Sistertex: my bike has cobwebs. so sad.SAW: and yet some dedicated cyclist would probably use those roads anyway.Sagittarian: sorry. it needed to be used.
I had a good laugh at the Lance Armstrong cartoon! We both used to cycle - Mr. G still does, but I can't, of course, any longer. But we are following the Tour de France every day (Lance is not doing too badly!) and also watch other "Tours" - Spain, Italy, etc.Off road cycling is fun - surely there is enough off road country in the US and Canada??? Mountain Biking (same as off road really) I think was in the Commonwealth Games and might be in the Olympics, not too sure on that one.Love your banner too, meant to say long before!
Gilly: When I first moved to Europe (waaay back in the 70s) I was astounded that my host family would sit for hours and watch cycling on TV. The Tour de France here is on a specialty cable channel, but I watch mostly for the scenery - though there are some interesting facts and tips bandied about so I'm learning something about the 'sport',
My bike is in serious apathy at the moment.
chrome3d: my bike understands - it is so apathetic it is deflated.
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