Yesterday I ended up driving to the Transportation Master Planning meeting which was pointed out by one Scott Redd, my die-hard commuter buddy that earns respect far and wide in the community for his dedication and success stories within his cycling experiences. Anyway, he told me last night at the meeting that he was going to borrow a friend's car and drive down, but then read my blog and since I'd mentioned that I was riding down after being sick for weeks, figured if I could do it, so could he! Way to go Scott; he was the only one that I know of that rode there last night. You rock; I wussed out and after a massage that ended at 5:45 I had no motivation or time to ride down and make it there by 6:30. Thanks for telling me that I helped get you on 2 wheels instead of 4; that made it hurt a little less! I also ran into another guy that I'd met at a commuting clinic I gave this fall that told me because of my lecture, he's riding to work on a regular basis. A 3rd gentleman informed me that he was only at the meeting because I'd suggested he show up. What a feel-good kind of night!! Thanks for all of the positive feedback guys; makes a gal feel all smiley.
Out of respect to Mr. Redd, I rode down to Casablanca Moroccan Cafe just east of Midtown Crossing since it had come highly recommended by Scott himself. We were greeted by the owner who complimented us for riding in this weather and treated to a few tasty appetizers after we told him that Scott had sent us in. Good lunch overall.
|probably gonna work on bike parking here|
|try to ignore my double chin and focus on the freaking froooozzzen scarf and hair|
Great to be back on the bike, despite the painful temps. Good ride all in all; grateful for the studded tires today. Who else rode today? Scotttttt?!?!