Anyone who read my travellers post from AinA's site knows that I am in thrall to the Amsterdam bike-as-transit culture. Today was my first morning biking in to work since I got back from my trip. Staked out on a prime spot of Milwaukee Ave was the Chicagoland Bike Federation. (Yes indeed- who knew?)
They were giving out free shwag from their sponsors to support a Bike to Work rally they are having tomorrow. Bananas, vitamin water, tire levers, ......coffee (?). (seems like an odd choice to me for people on their bikes but what do I know?)
Methinks they are preaching to the choir-but there must be a purpose to that. And it was very nice to get a banana. Maybe I will even go to that rally 2morrow. (Free T-Shirt!)
As I rode down Lake St under the tracks, dusted with a fine sprinkling of El "juice", I thought to myself, " Chicago is not such a bad place to bike in"