My people. Â Yesterday was a really great day to ride a bike in Memphis; if you were out and about, you know what I mean. Â I had a nice little ride on my bike, partially out of necessity.
A few nights ago someone backed into/sideswiped my car. Â It was parked on the street in front of my house and sometime between when we went to bed and when my wife left for work in the morning, I got got. Â The damage was enough to file an insurance claim, which necessitated me driving my wounded Honda to a body shop on Monroe near Sun Studios.
I arrived at the shop just before 5:00 PM and after dealing with the paperwork, headed off to my next stop: FedEXForum (h/t David). Â I had a meeting with the good people from the Grizzlies foundation about their mentoring program. Â Around 25 mentors from all walks of life in Memphis are assigned to groups of kids – three mentors for every nine kids – and talk to them weekly about important issues like health, fitness, and so on. Â My colleague Julie – the current Director of the Center for Economic Education – and I met with the mentors to teach them a few fun, easy lessons on financial literacy which they will then teach to the kids. Â Julie did most of the talking, but it was really good meeting and working with the mentors. Â I even saw a few familiar faces.
After that ended, I biked to Boscos for my weekly beer and veggie burger facecram. Â As usual, I ran into some friends and had a swell evening hanging out with them. Â Then I biked home the long way, down Madison to McLean, then Young Avenue, then home.
One funny thing: look at the map of my day’s ride below.
Notice anything strange? Â Take a closer look at the last leg of my ride.
Thanks, MotionX GPS for that vast overstatement of my cycling skills. Â Really. Â Here’s a picture from that segment of my ride.
Hey, it was a clear night, right?