Tuesdays with Dirty: The Commute

I have been riding my bike to work a lot lately. This gives me a couple hours per day to ponder life. In fact just about every post I have written here has been the result of that 1 hour each way on pancake flat streets. I do a few things to mix it up and keep it interesting. I will ride through golf courses, dirt canal paths, ride different bikes, jump a lot of curbs…but the one thing I always do, twice a day, is cross over a major highway on a bike/pedestrian walkway. The other day I realized that I always pause when I get to the center as if to pay my respects, my condolences if you will. There I am, 25ft above bumper to bumper traffic that is rolling at 15mph and stretches for miles in each direction. I look into some of the cars, most only have one person inside and they always look unhappy. I can’t help but think of the opening scene of Gummo. I’m never one to preach and be cliche about this type of thing. But what if everybody knew how much goddamn fun it is to commute by bike?

keep it dirty.

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About dirty biker

I am a fan of singletrack, singlespeeds and single malt. Currently in Asheville, NC

10 thoughts on “Tuesdays with Dirty: The Commute

  1. due, we used to piss of railroad bridges onto freeway traffic all the time and laugh until we couldn’t breathe. When the truckers would see it coming and try to change lanes, why, we’d just let fly on the next lane over. Damn, I miss the 70s.

  2. Used to have a route to work doing the same thing. All I could ever think about was the line in Synchronicity II, “Packed like lemmings into shiny metal boxes, contestants in a suicidal race.”

    Right with you mikey. Now it would be a national news story if you got busted.

  3. Judi if you thought the little intro to the movie was disturbing you should see the rest of the movie. I watched it and wanted to curl up in a little ball in the corner and cry.

  4. seeing a kid smoke and piss off a bridge is disturbing to me. a kid like that should be off riding a skateboard or a bike, being a kid, having fun.

    when i was kid we threw TV’s off a balcony for fun. we didn’t piss in stuff. i think that’s a boy thing.