Mike and I have decided to start riding bikes for excercise and fun. We bought Mike a new one and are having mine re-furbished at Peyton's. Only one problem with our plan...traffic. Where can you go biking without taking your life in your hands? I grew up (mostly) in Boulder, Colorado. A true biking mecca with bike paths and bike right-of-ways and bike racks to lock your bike up in front of nearly every store.
Here you are lucky to find a sidewalk! The great thing about West Texas is that it is so flat!! Flat is my best terrain when it comes to biking. Boulder was built in a valley and up the side of the Rockies. Flat was hard to come by. Here, you don't even need extra gears. One speed is enough! So we will content ourselves with riding around our neighborhood. But, to be safe, we will dress in bright clothing. That way Mike can honk his red rubber nose when he sees a car coming. But I think my big floppy clown shoes might make peddaling a little tough.