Be Kind; Share The Road With Bikers!

Jul 12, 2011

What's the hardest and scariest sports event in the world?

I have to believe it's the Tour de France. The race has 2,200 miles of curves and mountains. The course is undeniably grueling and, as we have been reminded this week, very dangerous. The injuries you get when cyclists are bunched together rounding mountain curves at high speeds, clipped into their pedals, are more than bumps and bruises. I recently transitioned from a comfortable commuter bike to a faster, lighter road bike with shoes that clip into the pedals. I feel incredibly vulnerable, and now that my rides take me 20 and 25 miles out instead of five or ten, I have the chance to meet more drivers who might hit me. And at the end of the ride, I have pain in parts of me I do not ordinarily discuss with the outside world. But we'll discuss it all on today's show.  Leave your comments below, e-mail colin@wnpr.org or Tweet us @wnprcolin.