Suburban Assault

A Cyclist’s Observation About Walking

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SLOW Pedestrian Crossing

As I’ve been walking more this year, I’ve discovered a few things about being an active pedestrian. What stands out the most is my misperception of distance.

When I started riding regularly, I discovered that the distances between my cycling destinations were actually closer than I would estimate. Riding wasn’t as difficult, time consuming or challenging as I had assumed.

However, as I started walking more, I realized that the distances between my pedestrian destinations were actually farther than I would estimate. There have been a few trips that caught me off guard, requiring me to take longer and work harder to reach my destinations.

Walking is hard. Cycling is much more efficient.

Written by dickdavid

February 4, 2014 at 11:11 pm

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  1. Why are you walking more?

    Paul Halicki

    February 4, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    • For a few reasons. The main one is part of my new year’s resolution: to participate in more active transportation – including walking. Also, I received an UP24 fitness band (high tech pedometer) over the holidays and discovered how inactive my body is over the winter. Walking is the simplest solution for quick breaks in that inactivity. Finally, our office is doing a fitness challenge, which includes completing at least 10,000 steps per day – much harder than it sounds.

      I ride in the winter, but not nearly as much or as far. I’m also hoping that walking more will help me ease my fitness back into riding much quicker.


      February 5, 2014 at 5:04 am

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