My ongoing musings about bicycling.
If you'd like to know how I got started read my first post in the December 2006 Archives.
To find out what a Ludwig is, see below.
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
One Person's Scary Thought Is Another's Solution
Pretty scary thought, no? I guess not if you're a bicycle commuter. I imagine there will be many more if this prediction in yesterday's Philadelphia Inquirer comes true. In the end it may only be the economics that will force people to take the environmental threats seriously. In the end, we may have been able to accomplish the same goal years ago with extraordinary taxes. Then the money from die-hards would at least have gone to good public uses, potentially.
No day off and no day off ride today. Off to NY to teach a class this morning, so up at 4:25 and out of the house at 5:15 in order to return in time to shower and dress and get to a 7:20 train. I'll no doubt be tired, but it was a great ride and a great start to the day.
I am a 64 year old Conservative Rabbi, published theologian and professor of Jewish Philosophy. I have also published two books of poetry and have recently become an avid cyclist along with my wife of 40 years.
I write two blogs, Bicycle-Musings and Pipe Pulpit.
In the news section of one of his early Fredcasts David told the story of one Ludwig from Znnin Poland who at 84 years of age went out for a ride on his bike. To make a longer story short (and you really should listen to the podcast to get all the details) Ludwig ended up in London, England! So I figure if (again, according to the explanation on The Fredcast #1) a Fred is someone who not only rides a bike but is severely attracted to the gadgets and accessories of a certain bike-cultural look (and I guess I'm a Fred without the financial resources to really express my Fredness) then a Ludwig could be anyone over the age of 55 who is not only a Fred, but also loves to just keep riding eating up the miles pretty much unconcerned with speed. Go Ludwig! I'm a Ludwig. Maybe someday I'll figure out podcasting and do a Ludwigcast.