The Bike Life II

Here are some random pictures of people living The Bike Life that I’ve had the pleasure of taking in the last month…since September 15.  I hope you enjoy them and they inspire you to find your bike, saddle up and ride.  If you like this, I’ll start doing it on a monthly or weekly basis.

If it breaks, fix it.

The BIke Life - Indianapolis

The BIke Life – Indianapolis, October 14

One of the beautiful things about the bike life is that you don’t have to hook your bicycle up to a diagnostic computer when something goes wrong.  You simply turn it over and get to work.  You can (and should) carry tools with you when you ride.  There’s a tremendous feeling that goes with being able to fix your own ride right here, right now.

Bike + Train > Car

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If at first you don’t succeed…

Try, try again. I had no idea this guy was there in the first shot. I was shooting the train, and then BOOM. Salt Lake City, September

Try, try again. I had no idea this guy was there in the first shot. I was shooting the train, and then BOOM. Salt Lake City, September 29

The ability to bring bicycles on board trains is a game changer.  I didn’t understand until I saw it with my own two eyes.  It extends your range and makes it possible to go further afield without a car…a lot further.  It saves you money.  It makes you well…both physically and mentally.

It’s My Road, Too

Salt Lake City, September 29

Salt Lake City, September 29

The bike life means taking the lane.  It helps when the Department of Public Works splashes the green paint and stencils the sharrows smack dab where they belong.  Thank you for giving us the middle of the lane instead of the middle finger. We pay taxes, too.

The Old Will Again Be New

Indianapolis, September 22

Indianapolis, September 22

Thank goodness for hipsters.  They’re carving new living spaces out of abandoned factories and warehouses that grew up with America’s car culture.  Not surprisingly, the cool ones are getting around by bicycle.   Nowhere is this truer than in the areas that surround downtown Indianapolis.

That’s all I have for now.  More soon.  Happy trails.

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