Due to the tornado warnings and falling power lines Wednesday night, I had to leave my bike at work and was not able to pick it up until today. In the interim, skateboarding became my most effective means of transportation- well other than bumming rides of course. Although cycling has since eclipsed it, skateboarding was a large part of my life (and dare I say identity) in middle and high school and it was refreshing to do some pushing instead of pedaling for a while.
The whole ordeal inspired me to examine some of the pros and cons of cycling and skateboarding. Here's what I've come up with:
you can do it on the sidewalk
it is easier to carry up stairs
easier to learn tricks to impress the ladies
people never wear spandex when skateboarding
it's a heck of a lot faster
you don't develop asymmetrical leg muscles
doesn't have the adolescent connotations that skateboarding does
doesn't come to a screeching halt when running over a pebble.
also it's a heck of a lot faster.
So, what's the verdict?