A Quick Update From Your Biking Family at Ding Ding Let’s Ride

I’m sure you’ve noticed that I don’t publish blog posts as much as I first did when I started this blog. It’s not due to a lack of material by any means, or a loss of interest.  Instead, it’s due to a lack of time.  There are only so many hours in a day, and like many bloggers before me, I find that I just can’t keep up the writing schedule I was hoping for, w/o alienating my family due to lack of interactions or pure crankiness due to lack of sleep.  I’ve got a full-time job and other interests  which sometimes take precedence over this blog.  I know – the horror!    This doesn’t mean we’ve stopped riding any less in this family though, nor hanging out at bike events, or with other biking families or folks.

Riding from the February Kidical Mass Ride to the Handmade Market at the Empty Bottle (temps around 12F that day)


It just means that I don’t always have the time to write it all up!  😉
I have though, discovered the fun little social network called Instagram – which is sorta like Twitter for photos.  I prefer it to Tumblr – not sure why, but I find it more to my liking.  It seems suited to snapping photos with my iPhone on my way to or from work, or just out and about in this great city we live in.  I post all my photos – or most of them anyway – to my Twitter and facebook feeds as well as Instagram.  It’s a nice way to post something quickly, without pulling together an entire blog post. So, if you want to follow the exploits of the Ding Ding Let’s Ride clan,  and you’ve read all my recent blog posts, you might want to check out Instagram (if you are so inclined I can be found @dingdinglr), or look for me on facebook or Twitter.

With Instagram I am finding great ways to simply (and quickly) capture the city that I ride through – I’m a big architecture fan and a lover of the urban landscape, so I am finding that this is giving me a nice way to share my interest and observations without starting up another blog.

A stop along my morning bike commute through the West Loop


A stop on my way to work one especially beautiful morning this winter. (http://instagr.am/p/mia8y/)


A view on my evening bike commute home through the city. (http://instagr.am/p/HVfVr9D9UG/)

I will strive to keep my blog up I promise – in fact I’ve got a few blog posts that I need to crank out.  But in the meantime, if you’re someone who frequents facebook, twitter, or Instagram, take a look for me there as well.

PS: I do have a Pinterest account, and have started a board for ‘Things That Don’t Belong in Bike Lanes”, but I don’t spend much time there.  If you have photos you want to post to that board, let me know and I’ll give you access.