|I was indeed riding on the sidewalk, but this is one of the few streets that I find it more |
dangerous to be on the street than on the sidewalk with pedestrians.
Fear not though - I ride slower than most walk on these sidewalks.
|Though difficult to see in this photo, the store is full of paintings, sculpture, jewelry |
and other interesting art pieces and gifty kinds of items
What I failed to mention is that in between my trip to the shoe store and my short walk across the street, I passed back by the Hillborne and discovered that I am apparently completely forgetful these days as I had left the camera attached to the front of the bike. Fortunately, no one took the camera (particularly since I had borrowed Sam's camera) and I was able to remove it before continuing on. I guess we really do live in a lower-crime area... though I don't want to take chances with this because I know things do get stolen.
|I'm so paranoid about leaving my bikes, even locked - though I really don't have reason to be this way|
After my short shopping trip, I headed home, passing a few bicyclists along the way. Do you find people are friendlier when you're on your bike in the winter months? I keep wondering if this is just in my head, but I swear more people - both in cars and on bikes - smile and give me more distance (even when there isn't snow on the ground).