Friday, December 11, 2009

CPR cyclists, unite!

We all know the tribulations of the Chicago wintertime commute. For us bike commuters, winter is especially ... interesting.

Regardless, I commute via cycle e'ery day. And commuting to classes is a great way to explore the city, get a bit 'o exercise and have some fun on the way to work.

As an AmeriCorps member, I teach all kinds of classes. We've primarily focused on CPR, first aid, kid safety and community disaster education. And as a bike commuter, it takes a bit of planning to maintain punctuality, professionalism and total fashionability (a keystone trait).

But with a little preparedness, it's totally feasible to mesh cycling and class instruction.

You will need:

1) Long underwear
2) A hat and a helmet
3) A bike and a trailer
4) Chicago
5) Your youthful enthusiasm

Your end product should look something like this.

That's all. Happy Friday!


Ashley Wierdsma said...

Nice! I hope that polar bear finds a cool place to live!

Anonymous said...

Well played, sir. Well played.

Erin Counihan said...

Wow. That picture is fantastic!