No bike love today
Ok, here is the honest to goodness truth. The truth is that I really don’t enjoy riding in the city a lot of the time lately. The traffic is terrible, the roads are an abomination and frankly, its too freaking hot.
Today I rode to a meeting and had to dodge numerous potholes, was yelled at and then had to search wildly for a place to park my bike. I wish I could say that this is not the norm, but I would be lying. Here are a few photos showing the crap we have to ride through just to get around.
(nice to know I am not alone!)
They are repaving the roads on the Southside and said they were going to consider putting bike lanes…but the striping is done and not one to be seen. Same thing happened last year. WTF?
Yes, I know that it takes people like me to get change, but I am sick of having to do it. Come on local government, get your act together. Why must we always be behind the times? We are ranked #50 in most things bike-related and I know why. It sucks! I want change and am working for it, but allow me a moment to bitch. No wonder no one wants to ride around here, you deal with crappy drivers, arrive somewhere sweating and shaking with nowhere to park your bike.
Ok-I feel better (ish). Thanks for listening.