Other people ride bicycles. 30 days of biking, #23

One of the dangers of writing about riding a bicycle every day in April is you might overlook the fact that other people ride bicycles, too.

I will avoid that danger.

See those bikes behind mine? One of them is an electric; the gentleman who owns it uses it to make up for lungs that aren’t what they once were.

The red bike? Belongs to a ninety-four-year-old who tells his friends he doesn’t need a motor, he needs new eyes.

The bikes belong to people who ride together each week. I first learned of them in a news story on how they rode from Peoria to Princeville to have breakfast at Ellen’s Diner, one of my favorite breakfast-ride haunts.

And when they parked their bikes near mine a few minutes ago, I learned something.

That statue of the Loch Ness Monster next to CxT Roasting Company? Turns out it’s a bike rack. What’s more, it’s not a statue of the Loch Ness Monster.

It’s just a bike rack. And today, it’s full.

April 23. 1 mile.

About 16incheswestofpeoria

Former bicycle mechanic, current peruser of books, feeder of birds.
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