Wednesday, May 02, 2007

The Bicycle Commuting Diaries: The BOB Trailer Accident

“Are you sure you’ll be alright?” my husband asked as I wobbled out of the driveway. “Yes, I’ll be fine. It will be better once I get moving”. I was commuting to work on my bike. I was also towing 50lbs of National Geographic magazines in a B.O.B trailer. I intended to deposit them in newly installed recycle bins at work. The trailer seemed a little unstable, but I had hauled loads before and figured that I would be fine. Apparently speed wasn’t a good thing for this particular load and I ended up crashing a third of the way into the ride. As I picked myself and my bike up off the ground, I thought to myself “Hmm, I’m not so sure about this reduce, reuse, recycle thing…”

National Geographic is a great resource for all things Geography. There are also many other great ways to get geographic information. Here are some links: Geography
ESRI Geography Matters Weblog
National Geographic Map Machine
Geography Zone
My Wonderful World
AGS: Geographic Organizations
Geography Network

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