Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Earning my bicycle safety badge 25+ years later

`Riding through Manhattan at rush hour is nothing compared to the pressure of an inspection by a cub scout leader. Fortunately for me, when I ran into Cub Scout pack 227 (Charlottesville, VA) I had front & rear lights, helmet, gloves, water, pump, rain pancho, etc. Turns out the pointing/waving scouts I passed while riding "home" one evening were learning all about bike safety. I don't remember earning that badge from my scout days way back when but come to think of it, I don't really remember much other than the pinewood derby and that yellow tie/napkin thing we had to wear. Oh well, maybe my preparedness today will earn me some points if I ever decide to get back into it.

Good to meet you guys! Keep riding!


Bessie Julia said...

that's awesome!

Anonymous said...

Dear Mr Proulx,
Best wishes from Cub Scout Pack 227! Thanks for stopping in for a visit in the middle of our Bike Rodeo! Perfect timing!