Like usual, I rode in the streets. Call me hard-headed, but I truly believe the more cyclists are visible in the streets, the more motorists will begin expecting them and driving more carefully because of them. I also believe cyclists must follow all the rules of the road if they want motorists to respect them (I'm shouting at you Hipster Cyclist who blew the stop sign at the four-way by the Marriott) and take care when driving in the same streets cyclists are riding. Unfortunately, there's always going to be those who don't like cyclists (again, thanks to cyclists like you, Hipster Cyclist!) no matter what.
|I could have rung my new bell at the annoying motorist!|
The rest of my ride went smoothly. I visited the used book store where I found M.F.K. Fisher's only novel, Not Now but Now. I have several of her other books that center around food, so adding another Fisher work to the shelf makes me quite happy.
From there I went to the hardware store for the super glue. When I returned home, I tallied up my mileage for the week: 16. Yeah, pick yourself up off the floor over that number! This gives me 5 days of riding so far this year, and 18 miles. 195 days to go to meet my 200 days of riding goal. 6982 miles to go to meet my 7000 miles goal. Me thinks I need to pick it up to meet these goals!