And just in case you're interested in starting a two-wheeled business, I'll give you this information. Imagine delicious restaurant delivery...without the restaurant. Entrepreneurs who do gourmet takeout--i.e., post a Web menu, hop on a bike, all without an actual storefront--are popping up in the West. Our hats (helmets?) are off to them. Bike Basket Pies, San Francisco Every week, the one-woman operation delivers cupcake-sized pies all over town. (bikebasketpies.com)Soupcycle, Portland Sign up for a subscription and choose from three varieties--vegan, veggie, and meat--each week. (soupcycle.com)Small Cog Coffee, Seattle There's nothing better on a foggy morning than this micro roaster's coffee--except finding a bag of it on your doorstep. (smallcogcoffee.com)
First, here's Michael, who is a little older than the picture now. He loves to ride and the weather is usually good for it. But right now, we're having an Artic blast kind of day and the temps are down around 3...maybe a little higher right now. I don't have a pic of Quinlyn on her bike, but here's a picture of her on a skateboard!
I told you about Jon, who is the mountain biker as well as a distance cycler. As you can see, right now he's cycling in Arizona, where he is faced with heat, cactus, snakes, scorpions and tarantulas. I told him that it didn't sound like my kind of place to bike. But he's adventurous and loves it! I think that he rides a Trek bike, but I'm not sure. He has at least two bikes and maybe three. Then there's Phil, who probably rides the longest distances on a brand new Cerelo bike. He also has a bike for time trials. And since he and Jon are brothers and work together, they often ride together. And Jamie is their sister, who also rides long distance sometime, but maybe not as faithfully since she's in school to be an atlas orthogonal chiropractor now. I don't have a picture of her on a bike, and I'm not sure she'd want a pic on here anyway. So I'll end here, except to say that everyone would be better off physically to ride a bike. I haven't ridden in a long time, but I have always loved cycling. It would be wonderful to get out there and ride again! So think about it everyone and see if you can find a way to Just do it!