A New Bike For Joe

My new friend, Joe, who you might recall from a previous post, has acquired a new bicycle.  “The rim broke on the old one,” he explained.   As mentioned in an earlier post, I’ve seen Joe around Taylor for several years, but only recent met him, on this very bench along Main Street.    Because diabetes has taken its toll on Joe’s feet, he rides the bike a while, then rests a bit.  Sometimes I see him just walking it.    Maybe it’s only interesting to me, but I’ve begun to notice that a lot of folks in Taylor use bikes for their main form of transport.   Joe says that before the traffic on Texas Highway 29 got so bad, he used to ride his bike to Georgetown.   That’s about 20 miles.   I like this in black and white.  No surprise there, right?

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