Posts Tagged ‘biking’

Midnight Classic – Saturday July 18th

Midnight Classic

Picture this – it’s dark, the streets are blocked off, and 5000-6000 people are cruising around hooting and hollering on their bikes.
How frickin cool is that?

I’ll be there with the hubby and a couple friends! The bands start before. There are 2 session of riders – the family set or those who don’t want to be up so late, and the later ride for the rest!

It does cost to do it, but all the money goes to Seniors Inc – “a non-profit agency dedicated to promoting independence and enriching the quality of life as we age.”
I think that is a pretty darn cool charity- and i hope to be independent and enriched when i get up in years!

We didn’t get going early enough – so we don’t have a team or an outfit, but we’ll be there to enjoy the night and ride the streets in the dark! Woohoo!

Check it out – you can register at REI or online!

When riding the cherry creek BIKE path

Recently i have had the pleasure of enjoying the bike path from the reservoir to downtown as my commute home as often as i can!
My Bike
One would think riding your bike is no big deal…¬† but it is.
The basic thing is – have respect for your fellow man!
Here are my thoughts and suggestions on how to enjoy the bike path (let me re-iterate – BIKE path

  1. You are not the only one on the bike path, and you don’t own it.
  2. NEVER ride side by side – there is no room, biking is a solo sport. You cannot carry on a long term conversation, don’t try. Get to where you are going and then have a converations.
  3. Hearing is vital. If you like to enjoy your music, make sure to leave one ear able to hear your surrounding environment.
  4. Passing  Рgetting as close to the person you are attempting you pass is rude and stupid. There is no guarantee that that rider will continue on the staight and narrow, the could swing wide at any momoent.
  5. Passing – if there isn’t room to pass, then don’t. That means you will need to slow down and wait for there to be enough room to safely pass. Don’t make me slow doesn
  6. Announce Yourself – if you will be passing announce yourself. “On your right” is a recongnized phrase and beneficial to those on the right – riders, walkers, runners. or others.
  7. It is not a play ground – if you happen to be lucky enough to live on the lovely bike path see rule 1 – you don’t own it. Don’t leave your toys on the trail.¬† Don’t block the lanes. People ride the entire route and don’t need your personal items blocking it.
  8. Just cause you dress like lance armstrong doesn’t mean you are!
  9. Runners – you are on a bike bath. You are not alone. See headphones, passing, etc.
  10. Dog owners – if you can’t control your dogs i can’t help but run them over.
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