Friday, May 16, 2008

Blue Bikes!

One of the first things I noticed when I started going up for school was a bicycle across from my TRAX transfer stop in Downtown Salt Lake City. It was blue! But not just like any blue bicycle. It was ENTIRELY blue. Including the handle bars, and the bike chain, and everything. And it had sign kind of like a street sign attached to it with a nice message about riding bikes. Neat.

AND THEN, I noticed that they were all over the place. Apparently, May is National Bike Month, and Salt Lake City has painted a bunch of blue bikes and scattered them all along downtown Main Street. I don't know much about it. Do they do this every year? Are they places other than along Main Street? I haven't a clue. But I like it. (In fact, I liked it so much that yesterday I caught myself thinking, hey, I could bring my bike up to Salt Lake and ride it. And then I was like waitaminute. Taking a bicycle on two buses and two trains so that you can ride it to nowhere is just silly. But when I live up there, maybe I'll ride my bicycle more.)

On Fridays I only have my one class, so I decided to walk along Main Street and take pictures of some bicycles for this blog post. One neat thing that I noticed was, each of the bikes is chained to a bike rack-ish thing, or a parking meter with an actual bike chain. There are different kinds of chains and bike locks, just like there are different kinds of bikes.

The other thing I thought of, was that it kind of reminds me of Chicago's cows.

Anyway, here are some of the pictures that I took. After I felt like I had a ton of pictures, I started just writing the little phrases. The other ones I saw said:

"Remember when we had fun?"

"Nothing compares with the simple pleasure of a bike ride." - John F. Kennedy

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness

Wheelies not included.

Because an SUV with a card in the spokes just ain't cool.

The thing that it says at the bottom of the signs is:

1 comment:

Nemesis said...

I rode my bike to work today--now I feel so pleased with myself.