Green Cycling

A few days ago I was cycling back from Loblaws, along the Scott Street multipurpose pathway. My panniers were full of groceries. I noticed that my front tire glowed green as a I cycled. I have to admit I admire those cyclists who whizz by with green or red tire rims, they look so neat, so fast. Not like me, another elderly cyclist on my Cdn Tire six-speed. I stopped at the light at Lanark Avenue.

Hmm, I looked more closely at my front tire.

I reviewed my route. I had cut accross the grass at the end of Clifton or McRae Street to access the path. Were these grass stains?

Nope. It’s ground-in goose shit from riding along the Ottawa River pathways. My tires are permanently dyed green.

I do love Ottawa.