Posted by Nate in Bike Commuting.
Thursday, June 1st, 2006 at 3:47 pm

So. Famous.

In a recent update to their webpage, the Greenway Coalition posted an advisory regarding construction of the Park Avenue bridge — and there was a picture of me on my way to work! (click for a bigger version). I’m wearing what I always wear: blue quick-dry breathable t-shirt, my backpack, helmet, and I remember that day (last Wednesday, 5/24) I was expecting rain so I’m wearing half (the top half, natch) of my detachable quick-dry pants. How do I know what day it was? That was the first day I discovered the bypass, and only because that biker in front of me kept going past the last possible stair exit from the Greenway. I was all ready to dismount and carry my bike out for a detour when she kept going, so I figured, hey, what does she know that I don’t? (Also, it turns out the filename for the picture has the date it in. But that was just confirmation!)

You can tell how fast I’m going because of how much I have to lean in that turn. And no, I’m not one of the two cyclists who went off the trail in the first hour after they opened the bypass. Fast, but safe.

Actually, I’ve been trying lately (actually starting that day!) to make the whole thing a harder workout (soccer, you know). I’ve been playing with a sort of interval training plan: sprint longer than I want to, slow down for a bit, repeat. Way harder, especially on the uphill way to work. Kewl.

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4 Responses to “OMG THAT’S TOTALLY ME!”

  1. Q Schroe Says:

    Dude, I’m so jealous! Why aren’t there any flattering pictures like that of me on these internets??

  2. Peter Says:

    oh, yeah? see that guy in the neon yellow — peeing on the fence? That’s me.

  3. Rick Says:

    Oh double yeah? You see the speck in the sky? That’s me on the airplane travelling for work, waving at Nate…

    So. Really. Famous.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Looks to me like you’re just leaning against that fence trying to catch your breath.