Hi everyone. Â I’m in the midst of grading final exams, term papers, and preparing final grades this week, so I haven’t had much time to write. Â As I write this, sitting on the couch under a blanket, I find myself looking around for reasons to delay the inevitable bike to ride to work in the rain. Â So I’ll share a few links I ran across yesterday.
First, my friend Charlie sent me this story about a rather miraculous Dutch woman. Â Read it, then pick your jaw up off the floor. Â The takeaway? Â Apparently, the best treatment for being paralyzed after getting hit by a car is getting hit by another car.
Then, my friend Pat emailed me this link about how bikes can save us. Â The article and accompanying infographic make several very good points – scroll down and look at the graph on obesity rates v. trips made my bike – and does so using really nice design. Â Pat and I have had several interesting conversations about design recently, something I always appreciate.
Finally, the always blogtastic (and recently married) Cort posts this about the Starry Nights Holiday Bicycle Recycle Bike Giveaway. Â There are opportunities this week and weekend to volunteer to help assemble bikes for worthy kiddies. Â I’m going to try to volunteer on Sunday.
OK, gotta run. Â This final exam ain’t gonna grade itself.