Not too long ago, I wrote a draft of a post, noting how advocates, specifically BIKE advocates, don't thrill me, with their stridency and ideological approach to things involving bikes. I threw that post away today. Because this isn't all just policy and sniping at people and arguing about minor points. Sometimes, "the journey IS the reward. Without further comment beyond the photo captions, I went to the Irving Bicycle Festival. It wasn't particularly big, or fancy, but it demonstrated advocacy as it SHOULD be - leading by example. Thanks!
Steve's Road Bike at the Centrepoint TRE Station
Multimode Travel allowed extra time for the Coffee (sitting on the trash can)
Note the Thumb ALMOST Wiping out the Shot
Seattle isn't the ONLY Place Where Sharrows
are Painted too far Right. Irving, TX is Even Worse.
But a Sharrow is Pretty Meaningless
I Rode About a Foot Left of the Left Edge
Irving Police, Connecting with People
Chandra, Caught by Me, From Behind a Tree
Checking out the Girl Scout Cookies
Chandra and I Were BOTH Captivated by a Mercier Mixte
and its Owner. The Bike was Remarkably Original
Built in the Late 70's or early 80's
Chandra, as a Volunteer, Pumped up the Mixte Tires
Myself, as a "non advocate," Watched and Recorded the Event
I Actually Thought About Letting Air Out of my Tires Just to see if he'd Pump Them Up
The BikeDFW Table
There were at Least Four LAB LCI's There
Bike League Director Gail Spann
She was Gracious Enough Not to Mention that my MP3
Player Seemed to Have no Earphones!
(They were in my pocket, safely hidden)
While These Guys Might not Meet Cycler's Standards for Cool Bikes,
Subject Matter Mostly it's about local transportation cycling, as it exists in the here and now. It's got a smattering of other gratuitous toy recreation thrown in to keep y'all a little off balance. For those that don't know me, toy recreation means English & Italian cars, aircraft - and downhill skiing.