The #1 bicycling town in North America... in FLORIDA???

Well, this one doesn't come as that much of a shock to me.

One thing I can tell you ...

It's NOT Lakeland Florida!

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First American city to receive a Platinum Bike Rating from the League of American Bicyclists, this metropolis of 500,000 remains by consensus #1 among North America's bike friendly cities ... Da, Dut, Dut, Dut, DA!!! ... Portland

Unlike Portland, half of the roads don't even have sidewalks here. That wouldn't be too bad, if there were bike lanes. BUT - instead, they have 12 inch tall grass growing on the sides of their roads. And the sidewalks they do have meander back and forth, in and out - so that you never can just ride in a nice, straight line.

In fact, there was a terrible story right out of south Lakeland in the Ledger the other day, about some 70 year old guy who was hit by some idiot with a bat, while riding along the street.

Gotta love FLORIDA - it's the greatest place on earth. HA!


1 comment:

Jason V said...

I guess I'm one of those biker nuts.
I ride up Cornell on the SIDEWALK. I won't ride in the bike lane. People are really crazy here still.

Oh, well, it feels good to stretch the leg. Today is day #2. :)
I should keep a log with number of miles biked. Then you and I can compare notes? Of course that would require you to e-mail me. Hmmm...

PS: I'm making hydroxy gas in the garage, but not very much... Yet.