Ride to conserve
I started riding when I was young, but later rode to commute back and forth to work for exercise purposes. Not only does it feel great but this also conserves energy.
Later, after being hit by a car on my way home from work walking, cycling was one of the only things I had left to do.
Within the past few years after my move to NH, several people had been hit or killed on their bicycle or walking by the road. People who don't cycle tend to blame the cyclists. In memory of these special people whom I did not even know, I think NH should make the roads safer and put in some cycling lanes in addition to more rigid driving penalties for offenses, making NH a more bicycle friendly state.
You can't just hit a cyclist because they aren't paying for gas. Many people spend lots of money on their bicycles and aren't homeless people. Many homeless people are getting themselves around by riding. All walks of life ride bikes and deserve respect for doing so.
It would be great if NH was as bicycle friendly as Vermont, the neighboring state.
(photo is taken in Norfolk, VA while living off my bicycle from June 17, 2003-Oct. 2008).blog comments powered by Disqus