I live in Boone Nc (NOW) , but two summers ago I lived 25.1 miles from Boone (In Creston NC)...so I would ride 25.1 miles to work, and then 25.1 miles home after work. I worked five days a week. Thats over 250 miles in commuting alone, on weekends I'd ride other training bike another 80-100miles the weekend. I used to ride much more in Texas, but I was actually racing for two teams then...so I never considered the benefits beyond what I took for granted. I loved that summer because i felt mentally and physically balanced. Once you burn out..it takes so much time to simply remember that riding is for fun not work.So I think FORCED commuting would be a wonderful thingy. MAKE people ride the bike once a week and I can garuntee you sh*t like divorce rates, depression, manic anxieties and blood pressures would drop like a rock.
Each day I commute in Boone I see the red faced uptight locals and the floridiots that have invaded Boone. They drive like there literally is no tomorrow. I wonder what their lives must be like, being angry uptight and in a f-ing hurry everywhere they go. As you can see I don't like humans very much at all to begin with, but you HAVE to live on this planet with them especially if you are one. I just think people live FOR their cars and ipods and stupid cellphones. We don't talk to our children, we text them (rolling eyes). I bet if people just commuted ONCE a month things would change, much less twice or three times a month. Civility, manners and plain ol just treating others nicely has vanished. Instead it is a freakin nascar race everywhere people go. And if people have to slow down for two seconds, the red in the face shouting and clenched fist tells me they really love life. My favorites are the people who drive like mad hatters and reckless yet have a 'JESUS' sticker or a 'FISH' emblem on their car.
I love them the most.Vote for me and I will force americans to ride a bike!!! Tyranny works!
"Love is a river where crazy people drown"--Kyrgyz proverb
This message was edited by boonebikeguy on 6-6-07 @ 5:39 AM