Chris Walsh (chris_walsh) wrote,
Chris Walsh
chris_walsh

Driving biking walking

Next transportation need for me to fill: getting a bicycle. I last had one in college, in the bike-friendly burg of Eugene, Oregon. I should get another bike this summer, because Portland is also bike-friendly.

So I post this as a reminder to myself:

Back in college, when I'd go back and forth between driving, biking, and walking, I'd react differently to drivers, bicyclists and walkers based on what I was using at whatever moment. If I was driving near campus, I'd get annoyed at bikers and walkers. On my bike, I'd get annoyed by drivers and walkers. Walking, I'd get mad at bikers and drivers. Yep, I'd get mad at those who weren't transporting themselves exactly the same way as I was. It's like the George Carlin line "Ever notice that anyone driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone driving faster than you is a maniac?!"

So that way you were, Chris? Don't be that way. 'Course, I do think I'm less intense now than I was in college, so I'll probably be better at avoiding that mindset.
Tags: creme de la chris, peregrinations
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