Thursday, January 13, 2011

They Don't Need No Stinkin' Sunshine To Ride

We all see them and think, "That's hardcore!" And maybe wonder if they're a little crazy. Yes, I'm talking about the folks who ride their bikes all year round, including on wet, slushy days like today. So who are these diehards? The Inlander introduces us to some of the folks who don't see what the fuss is all about.


Charles Hansen said...

I rode my bicycle to work for 28 years, but when the first snow hit I parked my bike till it melted. Now I live closer to work and walk every day, but still ride my bike in the warm weather.
Not sure I would ever ride in the slush like today.

SRTC Staff said...

I can't even walk in this slush without ending up completely soaked, so I can imagine that riding it in would be even worse.

I'm hoofing it today cause the hill that I live on is covered in two inches of slush, which is sitting on top of two inches of ice. I got the car about 3/4 of the way up on my way to the park and ride, then slid backwards all the way down and right into my driveway.

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