Thursday, September 11, 2008

Still cycling

I haven't posted much since putting the xtracycle together.
So for an update I thought I'd just like to say that I LOVE IT! This bike is awesome! I am riding it all the time and now want to get rid of all/most of my other bikes! I don't need them any more.
I feel complete on this bike and my 4 year old loves it too!

I will be doing the weekly shopping this week on the xtracycle so hope to put those huge bags to the test.

The road to work gets pretty busy and there's a terrible lip between the bitumen and the curb. It's a main road with a speed limit of 80km and nowhere safe for cyclists to ride so I tend to get into the zone while I'm on there, kind of enclosing myself in a mental tunnel, holding the straitest line as close to the edge of the road as I can. There hasn't been too much trouble with drivers lately but there can sometimes be. I have to admit that I sometimes find the agro from drivers unsettling. I know that when I remain focussed I can block out a lot of the road drama and just keep to my task of staying upright and out of the line of aggressive drivers. However I need a way to deal with the occasional unprovoked outburst of "Road Rage" directed at me as a cyclist.
I found just the thing on the Sydney Body Art Blog this morning. The post was some sagely advise from the 'Swami Velotananda' and it has given me a new way of dealing with what I had previously thought was negativity from other road users.

Now I can't wait to get back out there and share in all that love On the Road!
Peace.

2 comments:

Theresa said...

Yuck, agro drivers are the worst. Maybe they hate cyclists so much because we remind them of how unhealthy/lazy/bad for the environment they are, and they'd prefer not to think about it! Luckily I'm able to avoid the roads for most of my trip thanks to a nice path along the river.

Cookiemouse said...

In Amsterdam it's the taxi drivers that are most aggressive. Stay safe on your busy roads.