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  •  Since 1972 (3+ / 0-)
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    BoiseBlue, post rational, citisven

    I just realized since 1972 I have biked to every place I have worked at gone to school.

    In the late 70s I have biked from Paris to Warsaw and back one year and then following year, Paris to Athens and back.

    Biking in Chicago in the 1970s was not nearly as good as it is now.  However, it was cool biking to Wrigley Field and chaining my bike to the no parking sing in front of the bleachers ticket booth.

    I live within 20 minutes by foot to work, but I prefer to bike.

    There are times in politics when you must be on the right side and lose.

    by MoDem on Wed Jul 08, 2009 at 06:00:39 PM PDT

    •  MoDem, you lived through the dark ages (0+ / 0-)

      of bicycling, but now they're catching on to you. Warsaw in the 70s, that must have been an interesting trip!

      Metaphors be with you!

      by citisven on Wed Jul 08, 2009 at 06:10:53 PM PDT

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      •  Behind the Iron Curtain (1+ / 0-)
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        On the trip to Warsaw, I was with a group of French. It was absolutely fascinating.  

        I'm overweight.  I broke a lot of spokes on cobblestones in Poland.  

        I remember riding and passing families on a Sunday ride in the their horse drawn carts.

        I was with a guy from Alsace and we stopped at a home in Poland to spend the night.  The family allowed us to sleep in the parlor.  I still remember the two pictures: one of the Polish World Cup Team and the other of the Pope.

        I met my German wife in Carcassonne in the youth hostel.  I was bicycling across the south of France to pick grapes in the Gironde and Charente.

        There are times in politics when you must be on the right side and lose.

        by MoDem on Thu Jul 09, 2009 at 09:03:28 AM PDT

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