Thursday, November 13, 2008

A soulful, literate attorney cycle-commutes in Philly - from Orion Magazine

This is a sweet essay from Orion, a magazine I'd never heard of, but that I'm happy to have discovered. I'll bet you enjoy David Perlman's piece...  

3 comments:

drivemybike said...

I really enjoyed that piece! Thanks for sharing it, and glad to hear of your healing progress.

John said...

I liked the article also. I enjoy riding my bike to work any time I can. However, I wonder what you think about the part where he mentions going through the hole in the fence to cross the bridge that's "closed". Do you think that feeds into the perception of cyclists not obeying the law? The writer seems to think there is nothing wrong with it. What do you think?

Maynard said...

When I see a "closed" sign, I assume it means "closed to motor vehicles."

We all see cyclists flagrantly and deliberately violating one or several laws. I see it every day.

I'm ready to forgive a rider who takes advantage of the slimness of his vehicle to get safely to his destination. I'd do it myself, I think.