Tuesday, May 6, 2008
A message to all roller bladers
You take up too much space when you "blade" (which should NOT be a verb, at least not in my universe, which shall be described in detail in a later post) down commuter bike ways and sidewalks. And, you are rarely paying attention to the world around you, choosing instead crank up your iPod, which swings back and forth as you hyper extend your arms in that rhythmic pumping motion, zooming along as if you think you are Eric Heiden. Find an indoor track! Or, if you DO plan to use your roller blades in public space, turn down the iPod (or take it off) and make an effort to listen to the people with whom you share the trail.