This blog is about rain and bikes, sort of, for the most part. I guess, like a painting, the purpose of this site will unfold as times goes on. But to start here’s my intent:
I want everyone to ride bikes, or something analogous to bikes, like roller skates, skateboards, shoes on sidewalks, butts in public transport, unicycles, hover-boards, scooters, heelys, or the like.
I want every human to ride bikes because more bikes means less cars, car emissions, and road rage.
I want every human to ride bikes because it makes for a happier, healthier, and safer society.
However, I understand that there are significant hurdles to overcome so that we can incorporate a bikes in our everyday lives.
I’ve been pushing my bike pedals to work for the past five years and have overcome several of these hurdles that I will share with you in the coming days, weeks, months, and years. I ride my bike all year round in the dewy Pacific Northwest and every day I ride, I get at least one question on how I accomplished this sheroic feat.
The most common question being “but what about the rain?” I’ve already blogged on this rain bike conundrum for the Seattle Bike Blog, But it’s raining outside, and I have many more tidbits to share on the rain and other bike challenges.
I want to make this a conversation. I hope that these posts will encourage you to comment, question, and share your bike stories.