Well folks, Austin continues to be the place for all things biking related. Why you may ask? Well, simple — all you have to do is experience the weather here and you will know exactly what I mean. It is October – but the weather continues to be perfect – day temperatures hovering around 85-degrees F, and that combined with clear, sunny days.
And just to make you feel it even more – just take a look at the photos below:
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If you're seeing this, it's because the gallery type you selected has not provided a template of it's own.May be it is that great weather that makes Austin bicyclist very nice…Just read (from Bicycling magazine):
When confronted with a difficult driver, some riders opt for the one-fingered salute, which doesn’t do much to help the situation. Austin cyclist Adam Butler, is all for the one-handed salute, but he’s making a movement for that to be a wave.
Butler is launching the WAVE campaign in his hometown in hopes to improve relationships between cyclists, pedestrians, and drivers. “We need something to lube this big old crazy machine called ‘getting around’, and I think it’s waving,” Butler says.
Butler has been a cyclist for 37 years, and a driver for 25, so he knows both sides of the story. Six years ago he, his wife, and his three children downsized to become a one-car family and he became a full-time bike commuter. It was then that he realized how vulnerable you can feel commuting on a bike.
and the rest of the article here and see the video below