Did You Know?

While the Chicago region’s population grew by 18 percent since 1980, the traffic increased by 66 percent in the same period.

Bike Winter: Woo-Hoo!

I love biking in the winter. Drivers are generally going slower, and they pass me with three feet. My ridiculous hot pink snow suit keeps me completely warm, AND it puts a smile on my face. It's too bad my winter bike broke last week during that amazing sleet/freezing rain/hail/snow storm. My ski pants were covered in something that looked like cake icing and I was having a blast. I've been taking the train and walking everywhere instead of riding my bike this week. I felt very envious when my partner sent me this email:

When I left today the neighborhood streets were all covered in snow, but I assumed that like every other time in Chicago, the main roads would be clear.  As I was apporaching Armitage fron Albany, I wondered why all the cars on Armitage were going 5 miles an hour.  When I got to Armitage it too was covered in snow and everyone was moving very slowly.  I stared in disbelief as one of the main roads I travel on was in such bad shape.  I decided that this was not worth it at all, and that I should just get on the bus. 

Right as I was turning my bike around, a cyclist went by, shouted WOO-HOO and said COME ON!!.
So of course I got on my bike and followed him all the way to cortland.  It was really a blast, I feel like I accomplished something even before I got to work. 
Woo-hoo, indeed. I really need to get my bike fixed.