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Old 03-25-09, 12:56 PM   #1
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Riding with the Mayor

Last month I was riding with a buddy in the Inner Harbor area of Baltimore. We met a guy who works at City Hall in the women and minorities business development office. He was on a road bike. Long story short, I got included on a email list for weekly rides. Last week a bunch of us met at City Hall and rode up to Charles Village with the Mayor who was dedicating the first bicycle parking stand occupying a single car space in the street. Today we meet again and ride with the Mayor on the promenade which rings the waterfront and head to Fell's Pt. and return. I didn't know she was such a cyclist. Now that the days are getting longer the rides are in the evenings, but all through out the winter it was 6:30 am. She's been on a lot of those winter rides from what I hear.
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Old 03-25-09, 02:11 PM   #2
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Did you give "the look" and drop that sucker
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Old 03-25-09, 04:11 PM   #3
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Was she riding the Red Madone or the Blue Madone? It's important.

Good to hear that your Mayor is out there in the real world. Always a good sign. The mayor over here owns one of the seven bike shops downtown (it's not a big downtown, every fourth business is a bike shop). She's been a big advocate for a bikeable city.

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Old 03-25-09, 08:16 PM   #4
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The mayor of Elk Grove Village IL rides to, and participated in the bicycles races last summer.
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Just got back. From where I started and returned, I did 28 miles. There were perhaps 20 riders, all city employees from what I gathered. We were rolling. A lot of road bikes. She is on a hybrid sitting pretty upright. I'm on a heavy MTB. Speeds on the street were in the 14-17mph range. For me, that's hauling. My bike weighs 42lbs with all the crap I bring along, plus I have a Krypton Fugetaboutit lock around my waist. She's in pretty good shape. Total trip she did was in the 16 mile range.
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I opened this to see who else is riding with their Mayor and I see it is Baltimore, yea! If you're interested I have links to pictures and a video here: http://www.baltimorespokes.org/artic...90321150915984
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Well at least your mayor walks the walk. In seattle riding with the mayor would entail a bikeless 10 SUV blast through town all the while talking about banning plastic bags and bottled water.

However the city council did approve a pretty big bike plan a while back, so it's not all bad.
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