Part 1 – Stop, Drop and Roll (but not necessarily in that order)
Though I’ve been biking to work for (more-or-less) a year straight through, I wouldn’t call myself an avid bike rider.
There are several different cultures within the bike rider world, but I don’t quite fit into any that could be considered avid. I’ve been riding for years, but don’t compete (yet). I think fixies are bikes meant for 6 year olds, and people who like to do stunts on their bikes (though, fixie riders can revel in my shortcomings on a bike… just listen to my story).
I'm should also point out that I’m not a model of bike safety. I rarely wear a helmet, despite the fact that I’m an over-achiever when it comes to crashing my bike. I do, however, obey most of the rules of the road when on the streets. Or, at least as many as I did when I drove a car.
I bike to work, but it's more so that I have an excuse for skipping the gym, than any affinity for biking.
Last week, I had the ultimate ride, and I joined Steve Edwards on Afternoon Shift to tell it.
Part 2 – Bike Fishing
How to go from biker to fisherman in 30 seconds.
After I lost my bike, I resigned myself to waiting until summer – or, at least warmer and friendlier waters – to do a little scuba diving. But then, WBEZ’s criminal justice reporter Rob Wildeboer came up with a brilliant idea. Why not get a hook of some sort, a
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