Monday, January 6, 2014

In Which An Omaha Man Continues To Ride Like They Do In Vegas

From, the web site of the Omaha World-Herald. Mark Crown, year-round bike commuter. Photo by Alyssa Schukar of The World-Herald.
The temperature may be in the teens below zero, but “The World-Herald” in Omaha, Neb., had a story today about a man who commutes year-round to a job at Offutt Air Force Base—in rain, snow, cold, etc.

Intrepid biker Mark Crown is around my age. Coincidence? Maybe. Maybe it just takes years to acquire the wisdom to appreciate how much fun biking is compared to driving. Or to go slowly crazy.

Anyway, in other biking news: the "Las Vegas Journal-Review" reports that a local developer there is using bike-theme advertising to promote his “planned” community.
From the Las Vegas Journal-Review.
Photo by Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal

The bikers are well dressed, but not as well dressed as Mark Crown--I guess it's a bit warmer in Las Vegas.

Well, why not promote real estate through biking or ride year round in Omaha?

True, I’m not quite as hardy, or whatever, as Mark Crown is—if MMU is open in the morning, I’m not planning to bicycle there when the temperature is still double digit below zero. But Wednesday? We’ll see.

It might be zero. Clearly, that will be warm enough to bike.

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