Sunday, October 29, 2006
Meet my mom, the weekend warrior
Once a week, on Sundays, my mom hops on her Xtracycle, bikes to the Urth cafe on Main Street, meets my sister, father, or me for a pre-market coffee, and then loads up her bike with farmers market goodies.
She's not about to sell her car (granted, its a Prius), or become a hard core bike advocate, BUT she loves her weekly petroleum-free pilgrimage.
Why? Because its FUN, because it keeps her young (at 72, she out-energies me by a long shot), because people see her and think "Hmm, I could do that, whats that funky cargo bike shes riding?" and because she's so damn cute on her bike!!!
Oh, and she's a political animal, adamantly anti-war. So even replacing one car trip a week with human power is a step........
Go get 'em Mary Ann!
Posted by Anna at 6:50 PM