Susun & John's Straw Bale House beside Montezuma Well National Monument in Rimrock, Arizona
Sunday, June 27, 2010
As you know, we dearly love to ride our bicycles around the city. Believe it or not, two years ago our awesome City Council actually legalized riding bicycles on city sidewalks. What this did is make this city hugely more "bicycle-friendly." With one fell swoop, it made it possible (AND legal) to ride the wrong way on one-way streets while separating your bicycle from dangerous high speed vehicles driven by distracted texters. Suddenly, the entire Heart of The City became one giant maze of newly designated bicycle-legal paved pathways! What it also did was bring a new delight into my bicycle life--low hanging leaves. There's ba-zillions of thousands of trees in Idaho Falls. Many of them have their branches hanging low over the sidewalks. As a result, a cyclist has the distinct pleasure of riding through these bowers while feeling the soft leaves brush against their face and helmet. Once in awhile a leaf will actually get stuck in my glasses and I look like a one-eyed pirate riding along with a green eye patch plastered to my face. I can't begin to describe how much simple fun it is to enjoy these sidewalks and leafy limbs. To say I feel like a kid again is a vast understatement. It's just wonderfully delightful and one of the joys of a River City Summer (RCS).