There is truth to these – I think we used just about all of these last summer.
I love these guys!
Woohoo! Just in the last week construction on Mercer St. under Aurora Ave took a huge step forward by providing a temporary bike and pedestrian path on the North side of Mercer St. While not perfect it will definitely make it easier for everyone using this area and will give a much-needed westbound connection for cyclists. Personally, I am just glad I no longer need to cruise down the center line on Mercer to get through the morning rush hour!
I am a cyclist.
I improve my health by exercising regularly.
I support our local economy by stopping for interesting displays and sales instead of blindly driving by and through buying local parts and services instead of gasoline.
I save our tax dollars by using cheaper infrastructure and by lowering healthcare costs through preventative action.
I reduce our congestion by not sitting in traffic.
I clean our air by eliminating dirty exhaust.
I maintain our environment by demanding less space and emitting less pollution.
I increase our reputation by highlighting the livability of Seattle.
I passively advocate equal opportunity by actively promoting a cheaper, more accessible form of transit.
I relieve our stress by opting not to crowd onto overfull full buses.
I increase our ability to experience un-built environments because I demand little land use conversion.
I reduce your commute time because I do not make you sit in deadlock.
I reduce your transportation costs because I do not inflate demand.
I sometimes bend the rules and annoy you, but you sometimes bend the rules and annoy me.
We can live in harmony, and we must. Because cycling is here to stay.
I am a cyclist.
Please Mr. and Ms. Driver, show me some respect.
Now this is impressive. 12 years old and doing his own bike trip, raising over $2,000, pushing despite his parents’ apprehension. You go kid!
Well, 4K is over.
It’s hard to say that…for 70 days I eat, drank, and lived 4K. Now that it is over I am beginning to realize just how big of an undertaking 4K was. For most of the ride it never seemed like a big deal because we lived day-to-day. Wake up, prepare, ride, relax, sleep, repeat. There was a great deal of change as we made our way across the country, but the routine always stayed the same. We always had a purpose. We always had direction (West is Seattle!). It seemed normal.
But it was not. How many people bike across the country in the first place, let alone with 27 other crazy college-aged people? How many rely totally on donations to survive? How many volunteer along the way and discuss the weight topics surrounding cancer? Not a lot. And that’s the point: we were doing something incredible.
I want to share some of what I learned from 4K: Continue reading
A short ride and a ferry brings us to Seattle! I am greeted by Mom, Brittany, and Lauren. We have a small ceremony and people begin to go their separate ways. A bunch of us meet up for a fundraiser and a few people get tattoo’s.
I dedicated today to EVERYONE I have rode for on this trip, whether family or friend, patient or caregiver, with us or not. You all are my inspiration, you give me strength. I could not have done it without you.