“Let me tell you what I think of bicycling,” Miss Anthony said, leaning forward and laying a slender hand on my arm. “I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel. It gives woman a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. It makes her feel as if she were independent. The moment she takes her seat she knows she can’t get into harm unless she gets off her bicycle, and away she goes, the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood.”
— Susan B. Anthony, interviewed by Nellie Bly New York World, February 2, 1896
Well, I can’t believe I didn’t blog about biking last year. Geez! I’m so behind on blog posts, I can hardly believe it. I mean, I like blogging, but it takes a lot of time. Suppose I should do it every day so I have less to say. Oh, well, this will be a catch all for 2010. Like a year in review. Except it is already May of 2011.
Here are the cliff notes. I like to ride my bicycle…. I like to ride my bike (guess the song!?!). I gathered a bunch of Photographer friends up and we started a regular bike club one day a week. Biking is a great way to work out frustration, brainstorm, location scout, feel the wind on your face, move your butt, feel strong, network with other Photogs and generally enjoy our tax $….
So, here it is… May and I’m finally out an on my bike again. A few weeks ago I was able to get in my first ride of the year … It felt good to get a full 15 miles in on the first time out. Decent pace too, averaging 11 miles an hour. Not bad for the first ride. I guess all my P90X has been paying off. And snowboarding. And walking.
Did you know that Rochester was ranked #50 in the top biking cities in the USA by Bicycling Magazine?
Anyway, I’ll try to blog more about my biking escapades, since I always see such random things. Do you bike? Where do you go? What’s your favorite item in your bike bag?? Mine is my crash proof, waterproof camera…
Here are a few highlights from past biking trips around the Finger Lakes and Rochester with Linda McFadden, Lori Coleman, Sue Egan, Greg Fair and others…