November is Here… Still Biking into Work!

That’s right, and even though that’s not me in the picture and it’s not snowing like that in Chicago (thankfully), winter is approaching. I know, it’s terrible, but there’s nothing I can do about it… EXCEPT… Maybe… No, there’s nothing I can do. And for all you people that actually like winter and the colder weather, well you can shut up. Yeah, you read it right. Shut up. Just remember that this site is called Summer of Andy, so consider yourself in enemy territory you winter loving fools.

OK, back to the bicycle riding… Let me first say that this is a big deal for me. Anything that involves the cold weather and me being in it, that’s a big deal. In most cases I’d rather have someone punch me in the face repeatedly than go out in the cold. I know, if I hate the cold that much, then why am I living in Chicago? I don’t know, I still haven’t figured that one out yet. I’m pretty sure I curse 95% more during the winter months than I do during any other time of the year. Although in Chicago it some times feels like there’s 8 months of winter, 3 months of summer and a couple weeks for each of those other seasons… spring and whatever. Continue reading November is Here… Still Biking into Work!

A Great Day for Bike the Drive in Chicago

Were you confused as to why Lake Shore Drive was blocked off and there were hundreds of bicycles riding up and down the 15 mile stretch of highway? If you were, then I guess you haven’t been reading my blog. I’ve been talking about it for the last 4 months. Anyway, it’s pretty amazing to see hundreds of bicycles on Lake Shore Drive, which is usually packed with cars either heading to work or to the beach on the weekends. Continue reading A Great Day for Bike the Drive in Chicago