Chicago, IL USA: At long last, I've hit 1800 miles since May 29, 2008 on my Bike. Winter 2009 in Chicago was not only bad for year-round biking enthusiasts as myself in trying to out-number the miles biked the month previously, but the Potholes in Chicago have never been worse. Coupled to this, there are some Streets that are literal Collision Courses (and Curses) where 8, 10 or 12 potholes will be seen as a SEAM running up and down the streets. One on the corner of Greenview and Rosemont can fit a tribe of small baby elephants. Not only is this NOT do-able for Cyclists, but plenty of cars have been caught -- have fallen into these holes of no return, as the one I photographed on Clark & Wilson a week previously. This is an additional expense Chicagoans do not need, coupled with a sales tax that is the highest in the nation and Olympic Games that will only dessimate the city (in 2016 if Chicago wins the Bid).
If I had a dollar for every Pothole I slowly biked near, the US would not be in such dire straits.
However, with Spring fully in charge now, the Biking Business is a buzz.
On Wednesday, April 8, 2009 at approximately 5:10 PM at Clark & Berwyn, 1800 miles were a chieved. This Stat means I bike (with the weather breaking) and even WITH Potholes galore, about 8-10 miles a day. The more the better. After all, Biking eliminates Car Driving which is a major factor in Global Warming and/or the fact that t he Climateis definitely undergoing a severe change that affects h ow we live each and every Day. Biking is cheaper and healthier and you can quote me on that one. And, at 56 years and 8 Months old today, it's the best exercise any Person can do.
Posted by: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith
Author of GORF-O-METRICS ©2005
Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 11:41 AM