Thursday, May 1, 2008

First day of bike-to-work month

Today's the first day of Bike to Work Month, and I had a lot of company on the ride in. I always feel a little safer when a lot of other cyclists are on the road.

On the way in, I stopped at the four-way stop at Terry and Republican, yielding the crosswalk to a gangly, street-wise-looking teenager in a dark hoodie. I could have ridden forward without waiting for him to cross - there was plenty of time before he reached my bike - but this particular courtesy seemed to please the kid, who gave me a thumbs-up. It feels good to be a good-will ambassador for bikes.