Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Glad to be me

I was leaving a bar the other night. I unlocked my bike and went back to the entrance to say bye to the owner, who was outside smoking. He looked at me as I started to bike away and said, “Man, it’s cold out. I’m glad I’m not you!”

I didn’t know what to tell him. I like biking? I’m not cold on my bike? Why would it somehow be better to walk home? If only you were me, you’d know how fun biking is?

Whenever I bike, I always think I look so cool. But then I'm reminded that to the rest of the world, even the world smoking and shivering outside bars, people biking by are just weird losers.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

they don't know what they are missing. i ride my bike to manhattan from astoria year round. winter is my fav time to ride. maybe i am nuts...but it makes my day so much better than i bet theirs is.

PCM said...

Preach on. I really don't get the "how can you bike in the cold?" It's not like things warm up when you're not riding.