This post title is inspired by the homepage of Performance Bicycle, which announces: “Who needs cashmere? Wrap yourself in Spandex!” (Thanks Steve for the heads up.) While I appreciate that some cyclists prefer spandex, I thought I’d represent for all the cashmere-wearing cyclists out there. After wool, cashmere is my favorite clothing for winter cycling: luxurious and warm.
Unfortunately, after I snapped this picture in the morning, I realized my narrow skirt was impossible to cycle in, especially sitting upright. Taken down by a skirt! I was in a rush, so I garaged Oma and took the L train. Too bad, because I missed Chicago’s first flurry.
After work I met up with Elizabeth for a Climate Cycle kick-off event. Climate Cycle is an awesome Chicago-based nonprofit organization that “empowers youth to become leaders of the clean energy movement by installing solar energy systems and funding sustainability education in local public schools.” Schools spend more on utility bills than on books and computers combined – yikes.
A big fund-raising event is their annual ride, a 4, 10, 20 or 62-mile course along Lake Michigan. Last year’s inaugural ride raised enough money to install solar energy on four schools. What a great idea! The next ride will be on May 16, 2010. Register or donate here.