The deadlines for voting in the polls currently posted to the right have been extended by one week. This is due to a sudden influx of traffic from posts I made to craigslists in Ann Arbor and Toledo seeking someone to join me in publishing this blog. I think I may now have as many as four readers. One of them even lives in Michigan, or has at least heard of the state. I want to give each of these new readers ample time to invite at least one friend or family member to tune in, and I want said proselytes to have a vote also. These things cannot be rushed.
If you’re new, I hope to see you again. Feel free to make suggestions and recommendations for things you’d like to see discussed here. If the individual who voted Michigan “better than most” in terms of bike-friendliness is reading, tell me more. What makes it better than most, in your opinion, and what would make it even better? I think the city of Adrian, due to its size, location, and layout, has scads of potential to be a fantastic bike city. I would love to see that happen.
While I’m generally thrilled to see some folks wandering my way, I am particularly glad to see that the blog is attracting a diverse community of riders. Results from the “what sort of riding do you do” poll indicate that riders of nearly every sort have stopped by, including three who identifies their riding habits and styles as “other.” Pray tell, how do you roll, my friends?
Meanwhile, I’m wondering if anyone reading this has tried to take advantage of the bike commuter tax credit. Granted, we’re only two weeks into the new year, but that also means we’re two weeks from the end of the month and the first opportunity to grab twenty extra bucks to blow at the local bike shop. Anyway, have you had any luck? Have you encountered obstacles, or have your efforts met with opposition? What sort of arrangements have you and your employer worked out? I’m curious to know how this is unfolding in various places of business. It seems to me that it might be good for those who bike to make an effort to support businesses that support their bike-commuting employees.