July 26, 2006

on wind patterns or why i feel thwarted

though my bikesnotbombs 18-speed is a far cry from the slick fixies that are popular in boston, i've been quite a biker lately, riding every day to and from work for the past several weeks.

it took me some time to get used to the bike, and its spontaneously changing gears, and a little longer to learn the ways of riding the streets of boston, where neither the drivers nor the streets are straight-forward.

now, i am trying to learn wind patterns. and i am discovering that the wind blows in my face both going to and from work. you thought that all those stories about walking uphill both ways were tales, but this is true. granted, i go to and from at different times of the day, but am i really this unlucky?

not to worry, i am returning to children's in 3 weeks and resuming my usual ride through the fens, where the breeze tends to be more pleasant.

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