Joe Soucheray: The mind of the winter...

Joe Soucheray: The mind of the winter bicyclist

There are 4 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jan 26, 2011, titled Joe Soucheray: The mind of the winter bicyclist. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

An ode to the winter bicyclist, as imagined he might be. Jim was certain that he was bothering traffic.

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Michael Horne

United States

#1 Jan 26, 2011
I live in Milwaukee in a ground-level apartment with no steps, so it's a cinch to bring my 1986 Fuji Flair fixed-gear beauty home.
But there is little space, and the newspapers on the floor look quite discouraging as they accumulate.(I'm a bachelor!)
But with just a few adroit moves, I learned how to navigate the bike into my bath tub, where it drips at leisure, and is always ready for a scrub.
No rust on this chain; no salt on this beautiful bike.
Bike MKE 365
icebiker3

Greenville, WI

#2 Jan 26, 2011
This is close. You have captured the mood, the primal gain, the primitive scream of a human overcoming the elements. Nokian W105 tires will skid on a frozen lump, but Nokian W240s will not. Much more sure-footed in frozen slush, the very worst hazard. I have not driven my car since April 2001, and I don't have to go to the gym anymore. Sometimes it is a pain, but most of the time it is a primal grunt to ride. People in cars are not too bad, except of course for the minority like the guy that killed a man in a wheelchair yesterday in Green Bay. Ford F-150. Figures.
Soros funded NPR

United States

#3 Jan 26, 2011
Keep ten speed bikes off-road and on sidewalks...they are public hazard
Carrie

Canada

#4 Jan 26, 2011
What a beautiful ode to the 1000s of people that choose (or need) to ride their bikes in all seasons to get around.

Thanks Joe.

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