This is what I shall ride when I go to vote in a few minutes.
I'll be riding my S-Works Tarmac SL2 Dura-Ace. Only $8,500. Plus pedals.
It's raining, and the polling place is so close it's not worth it to drag the bike out of the van. So I'm going to walk.
That which does not kill me has made a massive tactical blunder.
Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen. Louis L'Amour
'07 Giant Cypress WSD "Radagast the Beige-and-Black" * '97 (?) Bianchi Premio "Orion" * '09 Trek Allant "The Black Pearl"
Instead of using my errand bike for the 3 minute ride to my polling place, I might actually suit up in full kit and ride my racing bike and do a little posing while I'm in line with my stainless mug of coffee.
Is there an election? What for?
Best Pie of the year?
Best entry to Club Tombay?
Whatever you vote- Make certain it is the right decision.
The rest of the world will be feeling the effects.
How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.
I rode my daily commuter, which is a bit of a frankenbike, and voted on my way to work this morning. Bike is a Bianchi San Remo touring bike frame. Barcon for the Rder (shimano) downtube shifter for the Fder (Campy), lights like a christmas tree, fenders, panniers and a trunk. Traffic was backed up 1/2 mile from the polling place waiting to be able to get into the parking lot - so it was nice to be able to zip right in!
I took my everyday rider a ST400 Cannondale, its the only picture I have of it, since then I've changed the seat and handle bars.
1988 Cannondale ST400
rode my RANS Stratus to work and the voting place is in our parish center so that is my answer...
I rode my V-Rex. I took half a personal day; gotta take it or lose it, so might as well use it for something like this! Nice day, great 15 mile ride, and I was able to hit the precinct at a very un-busy time.
Only 3 blocks - an easy walk!
And, I didn't have to lock up my shoes while I was in voting!
Walked the three blocks to vote and THEN went for a 35 miler that was windy, foggy, and cold.
Beautiful sunny, wind-free, 70° Indian Summer day, so I rode Yellow Bike to work. We stopped to vote on the way home. The table of three election ladies said they liked my hi-viz jersey. But somehow, their eyes kept drifting lower...
My two favorite things in life are libraries and bicycles. They both move people forward without wasting anything.
The perfect day: Riding a bike to the library.—Peter Golkin
Lucky for me, I work at a library and bike to work.
Took the Tour Easy...and as I was re-loading my panniers to head back to work, I discovered that the rear rack is busted.
That little "I Voted" sticker (aided by a zip tie or two) is now the only thing holding the rack together.
V-Rex took me to vote last Friday.
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rode the early 80's Gianni Motta...Hit a small bump on the way back, and the bolt that holds the clamp ,that holds the seat to the post broke... didn't impale me, but had to balance the seat on the post on the way back...Fun....Musta been a sign....
My daily commuter...it is a Trek atb that I "borrowed"...yeah that's the ticket...from my wife hehehe.
Then I got a few hours sleep...12 hour overnight shift for the past few days...and a nice ride on my Merlinsky.
I'm ashamed to say that since it was blowing about 30 mph and raining at 42 degrees I opted for the wife's Scooter to go the 6 blocks.
I didn't vote for anybody today!
We vote by mail or drop sites. Here is what I rode down to the local library to put our votes in the ballot box.
I walked the 8 blocks to the polling place, then walked the same blocks back to the subway.
I rode my department store Magna Great Divide.
Let's see, that was 5.8 miles to the polling place, another 3.9 to the public library to use the computers, and 4.2 home from there, for a total of 13.9 mi. It got a bit overcast late in the day, but it was otherwise a beautiful ride.
I voted by mail, but had I bicycled to the polls, the choice would have been obvious.
"Early to bed, early to rise. Work like hell, and advertise." -- George Stahlman
Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
Bianchi: 1981 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069