It’s been a really busy week here at Biking in Memphis. Â Despite the fact that I am teaching one fewer course, my work load hasn’t dropped a bit. Â If anything, it’s increased significantly, but in new and exciting areas. Â All of this is due to my new job, about which I am so excited.
Anyway, I plan to write about my experiences towing a trailer later this weekend, so in the meantime, here’s a few links I ran across this week that I really liked.
Cycle Pub? Â Yes, please! Â We need one of these in Memphis. Â (h/t Tom)
The Joy of Biking in Mexico City. Â Lovely.
Memphis has made great strides in becoming more bicycle-friendly in the past couple of years, a fact that we can all applaud. Â Read about what Long Beach, California is doing. Big props, LBC.
You should read the stories linked in the first paragraph of this article before you finish it. Â Everyday that I bike I try to stay aware of traffic approaching from ahead, behind, and the sides, but I know that I will never be 100% safe. Â Collisions between cyclists and cars are all too common, so it’s interesting to hear the perspective of a driver (now cyclist) who was involved in a hit and run accident while behind the wheel. Chilling and telling. Â I think it says a lot about human nature.
Speaking of human nature, it’s good to know that our best instincts kick in when they’re most needed.
OK, my people, I am overdue for some relaxation. Â Stay safe out there my people, and I’ll write more soon.