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A great article on bicycling and cycling culture and sub-culture was just done by The Temple News Online.  Although, it was written with the Philidelphia community in mind, I find that it’s applicable to most urban riders.  One quote that stood out:

“But, nothing attracts bicycles like bicycles,” he said. “Their presence alone encourages more people to begin cycling.” – Via The Temple News

I think that we inherently know this as true.  Yet, it’s important to remember, because afterall when we are out on the road we’re setting an example.  Each ride counts!

Even though the gamut of cyclists is broad, a lot of riders agree that more solidarity could be established among them. Winn suggested a wave when cyclists encounter each other. Liang said this kind of greeting is almost customary in his hometown of Pittsburgh.

The article is a great read and also provided me with one key take away: despite differences, cyclists have plenty of reasons to come together and to ride together.

Ride With Me!

– The Salty Dog

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Written by yellow fork

October 6, 2009 at 10:47 pm

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