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!


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.