Something I Saw Today

If you've been to this blog before you may be growing tired of me proclaiming the many benefits of bicycling (but then again, maybe not). Anyhow, I'll again state the obvious. When you ride a bike you see things and are able to interact with the things and people you see that would be impossible to do if in a car (and yes, I still do own a car...I just don't use it that often...put gas in it for the first time in 6 weeks yesterday). This above picture is a good example. I was out running errands this morning and stopped at the side of Hoyt Lake--a sort of urban oasis--for a quick respite. This could be anywhere, right? Beautiful. But directly behind me is the entrance to the Scajaquada Expressway which cuts through the heart of our city. Cars zipped by and gained speed as they entered the highway making it impossible to stop and enjoy this. I know because I have, in the past, been in one of those cars. But today I just sat for a minute and enjoyed the view. Click the image for a fuller view.


amoeba said…
Driving a car eats away at the soul. Riding a bicycle restores it.