Cycling in Chicago
The first thing I read this morning, when I was still in my early, confused state of remembering consciousness, was an advertisement in a magazine for a bicycling tour in Chicago. The advertisement promised a bike tour outside Barack Obama’s Chicago home, and around the places in Chicago that have been significant in Obama’s life. The ad promised that people could pedal in Obama’s footsteps, which seemed a little bit awkward…
Anyway, I’ve been walking around downtown Chicago quite a bit over the last couple of days, and one thing I’ve noticed a good number of, given that the weather is sunny, but not too hot, are bicyclists making their way through traffic. Given the city traffic, they’ve got my respect, moving with such confidence around a large number of tightly packed vehicles, moving quickly enough to kill them with just one wrong move.
For those who are moved to join the bicyclists of Chicago, there are a good number of online resources for guidance in getting started, and support in staying on the road: