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This week has been a very interesting one for my riding. As I mentioned last week I injured my hand pretty bad in a crash. As a result there is only one bicycle that I can ride to get around, it is my trusty beach cruiser. My cruiser is an old (made in America) Electric Swing 3 spd. I love this bike and love to cruise around on it. More than anything I love how it makes me slow down. I have to leave about 20min early for my 6 mile commute to work and find that the slowed pace is treating me really well. One of my favorite things about riding is noticing all the intricacies of the world that you miss from almost any other form of transportation. This bicycle helps me to really focus in on the beauty that is around me. The bicycle almost invites me to stop and inspect/enjoy the little things. It makes me think about all these “time saving” devices we have and use on a daily basis. We use these devices to save time so we will have time for what, more tasks that involve time saving devices? It seems to me that you can not save time, you can not bank the minutes and hours of the day so, the best way to save time is to invest in it, to be in the moment unplug put down the keys and enjoy the here and the now. Even if you ride your bike every day this can be hard to do but I recommend trying this out this week and, as always, we would love to hear about the rides that inspired you last week. Make sure to keep your bicycles locked up it seems summer theft is in full swing (sorry Spencer H.). Last bit of advice “Think of bicycles as rideable art that can just about save the world.” Grant Peterson.