Monday, May 28, 2007
Philly Flips For Fixies
The front page of this morning's Philadelphia Inquirer ran a story on the upsurge in folks riding fixies around town, accompanied by the picture above. check it out on their web site here.
This morning was beautiful again. We rode another double loop, without untoward incident this time. Annie is now very comfortable riding the 22 miles of this double loop and soon we'll try to push her a bit further in terms of distance. We are working toward being able to ride the Hazon ride this coming labor day weekend. Hazon is a Jewish environmental activist organization the uses bicycling as a focus for many of their consciousness raising programs. The ride we are registering for is preceded by a Sabbath retreat focusing on Jewish texts and traditions around environmental themes, followed by a two-day ride from Connecticut to Manhattan, about 160 miles. You can read about the organization and their rides here. We've talked to folks that have done the Labor Day ride before as well as folks who have done the ride from Jerusalem to Eilat. Someday maybe we'll be able to do the latter, but for now we've set our sights on this ride.