A List of Stupid Things I Have Done Whilst Biking

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  1. Lisa Hickey says:

    This brings back memories — I used to bike to work through the city, Cambridge, Boston. I also used to do performance swing dancing. I was running late to work, grabbed my swing dancing costume in a bag, and for some reason held onto it in one hand while biking instead of putting it in a backpack. At a spot of construction where the traffic merged into one lane and the road was dug up, I stubbornly rode through. Hit a part of the dug up road, couldn’t catch my balance because of the bag in one hand, and…splat. Broke my thumb, and was laying there on the ground with my thumb high in the air because it hurt so much. A bus rumbled by, and I know people were looking at me saying “what is that woman doing lying on top of her bike giving us the thumbs up sign?”

    I still danced that night, ridiculously big cast on my hand and all.

    Thanks for the memory. I bike everywhere I can.

  2. I once properly fell asleep on my bike when I was working an insane rehearsal schedule and averaging around three hours sleep a night. I was on a quiet residential street and it was so peaceful and there were no cars and I sort of zoned out, next thing I topple over sideways and I’m sprawled out on the road with my knee and elbow pumping blood.

  3. Oh damn, could a mod please edit the comment above, I did NOT mean to put my email instead of my name!

  4. Biking in the winter is entirely practical, but takes experience. Come to Copenhagen – 1000s of people do it every day, and yeah, we get real snow.

    if you live in a place with consistently icy roads, you can get spiked winter tires. I’ve seen students bike to class on Spitsbergen, in -30 degC ;-)

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