As has been pointed out my some, my carbon footprint is not the best, however for all of my almost 5 years in Chicago, I have relied upon public transport and my feet to get around. But not anymore as I finally bought a set of wheels yesterday - a bicycle.
Yep, should have done it a couple of years ago, although the 7-month long winters invariably put me off the outlay. However a move to the sunnier and more bike-friendly climes of Bermuda made our minds up, and I can confirm after an absence of about 7-8 years, riding a bike is just like riding a bike!
We have a nearby cyclery
(that must be an Americanism, mustn't it?), and wow, that place does an absolute staggering amount of business, I am sure boosted rather belatedly by the onset of Chicago's summer and today's annual Chicago Bike the Drive
, when 30 miles of Lakeshore Drive is given over to cyclists.
My days of mountain biking, and Eddie Merckx road riding are over, well they never started to be honest, so I plumped for something more comfy that befits my ageing body from Specialized
, and I love it. Ride on.