When I ride home from work with a box of flowers from the Western Horticulture Club plant sale, people smile at me. Try doing that in a car, and see how many smiles you get. No, there is just something about a geek on a bike with flowering plants that makes you smile.
When I used to ride over to Aunt Ruth’s house pulling my lawn mower behind me, I didn’t get many smiles. Mostly I saw people shooing their young children into the house. Yeah, there’s just something about a geek riding a bike while holding onto the handle of a lawnmower that makes you uneasy.
I would like to see a drawing of you pulling the lawn mower.
~your wonderful daughter Helen
You should not have to see a drawing. You lived it! (Note to readers: I used to make my kids ride with me when I would pull the lawnmower to Aunt Ruth’s house. I thought maybe surrounding myself with four or five semi-normal children would make me look less crazy.)
The Bike to Work Week Committee is again planning a ride with a police officer some time during the week of May 12-16, 2014. Any interest in participating?
I was just thinking about last year’s “Ride with the Cops.” Yes, we will be there, and I hope to influence many other families to come on the ride too.