No, I promise that this blog is not going to become some type of Successories product. But sometimes I take notice of inspirational signs. Especially when they are on bike routes.
Thursday morning I was running late to work, and in my flustered state I took a turn earlier than I should of. This was a blessing in disguise, as I noticed a home-made sign tacked to the telephone pole on SE Salmon at SE 26th:
SE Salmon is a popular bike route, and yep, this is near the top of a hill.
I love these type of signs. Regular bike signs are great, but they are dry: they provide information, but no encouragement. You may know where you’re going, but do you know that you are almost to the top of the hill? Do you need a little mental boost? The standard white-and-green “Bike Route” ain’t going to do that. This sign, however, will.
This reminds me of another “sign” found on a rock at the base of the Loup Loup Pass summit sign in central Washington, which we crested on the Big Bike Tour back in 2011.