My experience with local motorists has been nearly always positive. One driver even stopped Tuesday morning to let me claim a lane as I approached a stop light at Memorial Road and Sante Fe Avenue. McKnight said his experiences in sharing the road with cars and trucks have been similar.
"We're Oklahoma City; not New York City,” he said.
Sure, riding a bike can be inconvenient. I carried my work clothes in my backpack, and my commute was about four times longer than it takes by car.
But it's an interesting and healthy experience. Meanwhile, my colleague Jim Stafford, who rode the bus to work on Tuesday, arrived at the office about an hour after I had showered, dressed and sat down at my desk.
One tip for aspiring two-wheeled commuters: Don't ride into gale-force winds the day after donating blood.