Friday, June 17, 2011

It's A Beautiful Day!

I rode the "Super Beast" into work today for the first time since we moved to the new house.  It's not that I haven't wanted to bike commute. But with the way the family schedules have coincided. There just wasn't anyway that I could have done it. Unless I got something cool like this~

Or this~

Or this~

But I'd rather have this~

Bike Snob NYC talks about the smugness of cargo bikes. And while right at this moment in time they may be the equivalent of a Toyota Prius on the "I like the smell of my own farts" smug scale. It doesn't stop the fact that they are very utilitarian in form and function.

Down at Scott's Cycle and Fitness right now they have the Trek Transport on the shop floor.

And to be honest if it wasn't one size to small it probably would already be in my garage (Stable). I could go and grab our youngest one from his after school program and bound our way down to home. While simultaneously being able to stop and get groceries or "transport" (Get it. Hahahaha.) stuff around.

But since it's summer time and the boy's are out of school for now. It gives me the opportunity to tootle (Yeah, that's right. I used the word tootle.) may way into work.

What a morning it was to do it in too. Man, I don't think we've had that pretty a sunrise here in Salem since the end of last summer.

So hopefully this will give me the impetus to ride in at least a few times a week. And I'm looking forward to it.

On another note. Brison will be taking to the downhill course again at the Black Rock Flow Cup Series this Sunday. I'm sure he'll be kicking ass and taking names.

So there will be a full report and photos/videos come Monday.

Until then, Cape that Diem!

Rubber side down,

Big E


  1. I agree Earl. I rode down to Albany today and it was absolutely gorgeous. It was funny, when I got to Albany I was stopped at a red light next to another cyclist. He asked me if you could lock your bike up at some store. I said I don't know, I am from Salem. He could not believe I had just rode from Salem. He commented that he had just rode across town and hoped he had the energy to get back home. It made me feel like some elite athlete. We really should pat ourselves on the back for the level of fitness we have. My wives co-workers (at Albany) routinely ask me how I can ride from Salem to Albany in less than an hour and a half at over an 18 mile an hour average. Props to cyclist that put in the work.

  2. Wow, imagine that. We'd no longer need The Brick. We just ride to new destinations and when we get there we start pumpin' our own suds. Oh, wait. Someone would need to get a boob job. Earl?

  3. Hahaha! That's funny Martin. I would do it if the tips were good.;)