On Saturday my husband and I rode our bikes downtown to the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre at Navy Pier. With the temperature at a relatively balmy 18 degrees, the 13 mile round-trip was quite nice. We saw Macbeth, a stunningly modern and sexy production (In high school I won a Shakespeare recitation contest with a Lady Macbeth monologue – the difference here is that when I said, “Come to my woman’s breasts and take this milk for gall,” I did not get on my knees and take my top off).
Biking downtown to see a play, ballet, opera, or concert makes all sort of sense.
It’s been a slow week here, but Dottie and I have made a pact with Elisa of Bike Skirt to commute at least three times next week. Given that the forecast for Nashville next week looks pretty clear and not too cold (lows in the 20s), I’m going to up the ante and say I’m riding in for all four of the days I’ll be in the office next week.
One reason I should be able to do that? Novelty. A friend is letting me borrow her Dahon folding bike.
This isn't the exact model, but close!
Stay tuned for a full report on how it compares to old Pinkie.
Since yesterday, it has snowed 12 inches in north Chicago and it’s still snowing. What’s a cyclist to do? Well, first, be grateful that’s it’s a Saturday and the commute to work is not an issue. Second, have fun with it! This morning I had to babysit my nephew and if I was late, my sister would have been late to work, so I caved and took the el. Later that afternoon, my husband stopped by – on his bike – after a trip to Sears to buy new boots, which were strapped to his rear rack. He then cycled the 2.5 miles home (6 miles total).