Bike commuted today on my '80 Mclean/Silk Hope:
On the way home I stopped downtown at Morning Times for an iced americano, and noticed a news truck setting up, and a couple of suits on the sidewalk talking w/ a policeman. At first I thought something had happened, eventually I realized something was going to happen. Since I had not voted yet, and had not made up my mind who to vote for, I decided if a local (governor) or national candidate appeared that would sway my vote. I finished my drink and headed on to my lbs to talk junk. Rode back by the morning times on my way home about an hour later, and there is a small crowd outside. I pull up at the light, ask someone what am I looking at, he says "barak obama". I make him out meeting and greeting on the sidewalk about 30' away. I'm pretty sure he noticed my bike and made a mental commitment to keep vintage bikes in mind for future transportation policy decisions. Then I rode home and voted.