On my way to pick up groceries from Bailey’s Local Foods my cycle-chic pastor shouted ‘hello’. I looked over and on a very urban bike with racks on the front and back was Steve dressed in black dress shorts, a white short-sleeved shirt and a tie (by the way Steve was also wearing a bike helmet).
I shouted a comment about how dapper he was and that’s when I heard about some bike culture in K-W. Steve was off to a wedding (not sure if he was officiating) where everyone was riding from the ceremony at Victoria Park to the reception. I wish I had a camera, Steve was looking very smart. And how cool would it be to see a wedding procession by a group of smart looking cyclists. I wish I could have seen the bride and groom drive away on a tandem with a bunch of tin cans tied to it. Steve you’ll have to send us a few pictures.
There you have it – bike culture is very much alive in Kitchener-Waterloo! (This encounter could never have taken place if we had both been driving. Evidence how a life is richer without the steel cage.)
By the way, I have a very cool pastor :)