Saturday, March 13, 2010
Watching cars go by...
For cyclists, congestion is bliss...
When I ride my bicycle in traffic I enter a euphoric state of mind.
On any given day there are thousands of cars on the Kuhio Highway between Safeway and The Coco Palms. Every night between 4:15 p.m. and 6:15 p.m., I ride my bike with my dog along galloping along side...
The traffic is bumper-to-bumper, which for a bicyclist makes for safe and comfortable driving on the shoulder.
The experience of passing car after car after car after car is mind stimulating; the cars are at a standstill in their lanes, and I am passing 36 cars every minute. The safest time to ride a bike is during peak traffic.
I am hoping everyone reading this buys another car or two, and I encourage the convention and visitors bureau's to never stop promoting Kauai.
Like a surfer catching a wave, my wave is caught when my own power is more powerful than the giant refineries and petroleum companies.
I beg of everyone to do nothing to stop this wonderful traffic