Days of Gratitude – Thursday 9th August 2012

Grateful for Europe giving us a new perspective on bike riding – apologies for the political statement here … Bike riding should be easy if we want to encourage people to do it (and we should).  Compulsory helmets prevent people riding bikes and certainly prevent the hop on hop off stations of subsidised bikes that are all over Europe and well utilised.  Bike paths are necessary to keep cyclists safe and cyclists need a change of attitude too – you don’t need lycra and a road bike for commuting – you need a comfy bike with a chain guard and a mud guard and a whole bunch of other cool things like lights you connect up to your wheels so they don’t need batteries.

In this photo (pedestrian mall in Frankfurt) each tree either has a seat or a bike rack around it – having about 10 bike racks for the whole of Rundle Mall is clearly not enough! Get with the times South Australia and make cycling easy for people!

20120808 bike racks around trees

Days of Gratitude – Tues, 20 March

Grateful that Simon managed to get this photo to download from my SD card … this was going to be Friday’s photo. I was so sad after not being able to download it that I think it is worth some gratitude today as well.  It is of the River Torrens in an area that I ride my bike past every day to and from work – very lucky to live in such a beautiful city.

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Days of Gratitude – Wed, 29 Feb

This is the first time that I have at first felt a little cross about what my grateful photo of the day ended up being about … Grateful for my secure bike park at work (I was a bit miffed when the park I have used for over two years was – for the first time – taken when I arrived at work. But on reflection it is so lovely to have a secure bike park at the bottom of the building and moving a small distance down for the next available park isn’t that bad)

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