Those of you who have lived in Boston over the period of Aug. 25-Sept. 5 know what's going on - the entire city is FILLED with vans, trucks, and UHauls, many driven by students who have never operated a vehicle of this size, and all parked haphazardly everywhere.
It kind of feels like a slightly dangerous party.
Anyway, on the side of a UHaul this morning I saw an announcement for Soldier Ride, a program to help combat wounded veterans return to an active lifestyle by cycling. I think this is exciting on many levels. Certainly I am thrilled that our veterans are getting support, I hear so many horror stories about the VA hospitals, etc. that it's good to hear a supportive story for a change. These testimonials make me get all teary-eyed. On a completely selfish level, I'm thankful that these heroes are out cycling, acting as ambassadors of the activity perhaps to people who otherwise wouldn't consider cycling a respectable endeavor. Thank you soldiers. Again.
The blog about the effort is available here: http://wwpsoldierride.blogspot.com/