Over the past few weeks I've found several new bike commuters on my cafe route in the mornings. I'm retired but I love to stop in for breakfast in a cafe about 5 miles from my home. There's a Wal-mart right next door so I do my shopping as well. A couple of them work in that Wal-mart, one in the cafe, and a few others work a couple more miles in other retail establishments. All have seen me on the road while driving past and figured if an "old man" could do it so could they. We all now meet and commute as a group in the morning and we all stop for breakfast in the cafe as well. It's a hoot to walk in together and sit in a space we have taken over as that "breakfast biker gang" the cafe manager uses to refer to our little group. We've had people ask us about bicycle commuting with the normal questions like is it "legal" to ride a bike on the highway, how many miles do you commute, and how did you get started. As fuel prices go up even more I know we will have even more "breakfast biker gang" members.
Last edited by n4zou; 05-14-08 at 09:07 AM.