Friday, May 7, 2010

Friday Dream Rack



I dreamt about a block party that people rode their bikes to on a Friday evening...



 
Instead of driving their car one or two miles, they  hopped on bicycles....





They rode together, mothers, daughters, fathers, sons, in the perfect late Spring air...




Not just one or two, but a dozen, two dozen, cruisers, mountain bikes, anything that rolls....




Piled in together, all created equal, all just used as a simple way to get from A to WHEEE...



Even bikes with interesting top tubes were represented...




And then Yasuko rolled her rear tire over my foot, to inform me that it wasn't a dream. This was a real block party, and my family unit was out frolicking around, getting their hair painted strange colors, eating tons of junk food, and seeing how many times they could ride the bungie swings. Me? I tucked into a pulled pork sandwich, then stopped by the best freaking hotdogs this side of State Street. And that, my bicycling buddies, is a good Friday night. Get up. Go ride.


Gus, the Gods Bow before your Dogs

3 comments:

  1. JRA, you know what I really like about this event, and all the bikes I see there? They are all unpretentious riding-for-the-joy-of-it types of bikes ridden, obvious, by folks who obviously are I Ride For the Fun of It people. And the event is a good time, classic family activity.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Exactly BluesCat. It has a true neighborhood feel when people just ride over and jump in. Also, not to gloat, but the bike parking was just a few steps from the event, while folks driving vehicles parked waaaaayyyyy down the block.

    ReplyDelete
  3. this is a great sign!!! bikes always have primo bike parking, that is the way it should be, cuz we are all superstars :D

    ReplyDelete

Please feel free to comment here, almost anything goes, except for obvious spam or blatantly illegal or objectionable material. Spammers may be subject to public ridicule, scorn, or outright shaming, and the companies represented in spam shall earn disrepute and ire for each occurrence.