Good Biking Tips from Gordie Howe’s Son

Newspaper articles on safe cycling often make experienced cyclists  cringe.

That’s not the case with today’s Free Press article:

As the youngest of Gordie Howe’s sons, I was raised by someone who grew up during the Depression in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, where temperatures hover at minus-20 all winter. My dad ate oatmeal three times a day, walked or skated five miles to school, and lived in a two-bedroom house with 11 siblings and no indoor plumbing. Popular toys were rocks and sticks.

So when I decided to begin commuting to work on my bike, my dad wasn’t impressed. He merely said, “Watch out for cars.” Good advice.

In the article Howe notes that the U.S. News and World Report “ranked biking to work the No. 1 way to improve your life in 2009.”¬† He also mentions donating to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen bike shop, which we noted earlier.

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