DXMachina (dxmachina) wrote,

Worst. Role Model. Ever...

It is marginally less humid today than it was yesterday. By marginally I mean that the buckets of sweat didn't start falling off the brim of my hat into my face until I was three quarters of the way through my ride, as opposed to halfway through like yesterday. Got so bad that I turned the cap around, catcher's style.

As I approached an intersection of the path with a very sparsely traveled side road, there was a mom walking alongside her 4-ish year-old daughter who was riding a bicycle with training wheels. They were stopped at the intersection, and mom was telling daughter to stop and look both ways before crossing, etc., etc. Meanwhile, I did what any other bicycling adult not overseeing a child at that moment would do. I slowed down just enough to make sure there actually was no traffic coming, and cruised on through the stop sign. Then from behind me I heard, with the absolute indignation that only a 4 year-old can muster, "He didn't stop!"

Heh. Another good reason why it's probably best I was never a parent.

Meanwhile, I tried maneuvering the bike back into the truck left-handed, to protect my ailing back muscles. It was awkward, but I got it in there, although the bike settled in with a pretty loud thud.
Tags: biking

  • Baby, It's Cold Outside...

    So, it was -10°F outside when I got up this morning, just before sunrise. I don't recall ever seeing a colder morning. Just thought I'd mention it.

  • Halloween 2014

    It's a chilly, windy, misty night here, so there hasn't been a lot of trick-or-treat traffic so far. That a shame, because it was pretty nice out…

  • We're Having a Heat Wave...

    For the first time in what has been an extraordinarily temperate summer, the temperature has broken 90° here at Casa Machina. We are the midst of…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.