Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Today I Met Walter

First - HEY SNAKEBITE - that Long Range Transportation Plan Open House is tonight - assuming today is Wednesday. 4:30 to 6:00 at the Main Branch Library. The City put up an official webpage for the plan. Lots of detail - including some transportation thinking of the video recorded type from some regular citizens like um - me. You can even leave your comments right there on the page - but go to the open house too.

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Second - I watched Julie and Julia tonight with The Wife. I loved it, but what's not to like. She blogs the Julie and Julia Project and BONUS Julia's husband was played by Fat Cyclist blogger Elden Nelson who looks remarkably similar to Stanley Tucci.

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Most importantly, I met Walter tonight. We met briefly on 46th Street. I was stopped at a stop sign yielding to crossing traffic, of which he was one. 1 mile later we met on 32nd Street when I popped out of a cul de sac and he asked, "does that go through back there?" Why yes, yes it does. (Remember the secret passage from my riding to work video?)

Everything I know about Walter I learned from chatting him up over the next 10 minutes.

He lives within half a mile of my home...so the need to explain why I was following him home was thankfully alleviated pretty quickly.

He works within half a mile of my work.

He enjoyed Bike To Work Day pancakes downtown on Friday with 3 or 4 of his co-workers.

He's participating in Snakebite's Bike To Work Challenge.

What a great experience. That never happens when I'm in a car.

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The weather this evening is remarkable.

3 comments:

Hooterville Mayor said...

That is so cool that you guys hooked up like that.
I rode my bent into town last night for the helmet/bike lock/registration thingie.
It was indeed a very beautiful night for a ride!

Snakebite said...

Is there some sort of meeting coming up?

I was Julie and Julia, too. Total "chick flick," which is not really up my alley, but, Meryl Streep NAILED the Julia Child character.

bikingbrady said...

I've made a new biking "friend" on the commute to work lately too. Like you said..things that don't happen in a car...