Friday, December 5, 2014

They exist....

*** Note.  Read this in your best Serengeti Documentary Voice. ***

Here we see the rare and elusive pack of commuting bicyclists.  This photo of a pack of younger riders is even more unusual due to the cold, rainy conditions present of late.  The only reason the picture was even able to be captured was they had uncharacteristically paused from their normal fluid motion, to wait for a straggling member of the pack (less he be picked off by one of the many predatory "autos" that hunt in this region).  Once he rejoined the group they quickly disappeared down the unique trail system they have built throughout the cityscape.  You may even have seen these trails and not even recognized them....they are know as "bike lanes".

These younger cyclist groups seem to be increasingly common in places that have plentiful food and watering holes (like the Mid-town province).  So the question about why we're seeing increasing numbers in the desolate region of Eastern Reno would appear to be a bit of an anomaly.  However, we believe we've discovered the source of these increasingly frequent sightings.   The Academy of Arts, Careers, and Technology (AACT) high school is just down one of these "bike lanes" less than a mile from our office.  The current theory is that this organization has an alpha male who is influencing the student body to make smart decisions in life with respect to personal transportation, health, literature, and engineering.  So be on the lookout for these roaming too might experience the wonder of a sighting as their numbers grow!

1 comment:

  1. Funny, I don't think I can take credit for this group but who knows. Maybe it's some teachers "confused" after leaving JoeBob's after work? Oh, it's AACT...just so we can confuse people. FYI.