Nathan McNeill’s Photo Contest Entry

I pulled over to the side of the road today and snapped this photo with my iPhone. It’s a Friday afternoon in a university town and the day before a football game. The motor vehicle traffic is backed up all the way across town. But I have dedicated bicycle lanes for my entire five mile commute. This is why I commute.

Thanks for the great blog. I read it every day because the beautiful photos of bicycles keep me inspired to keep on riding.

Nathan McNeill

[Entry #52]

6 Responses to “Nathan McNeill’s Photo Contest Entry”

  • Aaron says:

    Oh man… scenes like this are a ringing endorsement for more bikes/less cars. You must feel like superman in your personal diamond lane passing 100 cars.

  • Rider says:

    Yes — this is the best picture so far!

    It looks like my commute home. Cars backed up, and I’m passing them in the bike lane.

    Not why I ride my bike, but a nice bonus.

  • antbikemike says:

    I like this photo. While there have been some really fantastic photos submitted, this one really brings it home.

  • Adam says:

    Moments like this almost…almost make up for all the haggling I get from motorists.

    Like the other night when somebody yelled the f bomb at us while riding to get ice cream. Luckily my 6 and 4 year olds didn’t understand.

  • Madness says:

    Love it. We have a group here in SM that has splintered off from Critical Mass. When they ride through traffic like this they where signs that read, “If you were on a bike, you’d be home by now!” haha, this reminds me of that. And when I ride through traffic like this, I feel like I won the lottery.

  • Supp Suppinger says:

    Unbelievable, that the motorists don´t get it! On the oter hand: that´s why they hate cyclists, it´s a mixture of envy and fury, because they are causing congestion, cyclists are passing them.

 
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