Pretty cool that this video was on the front page of CNN. The farms they were visiting are around the Athens, Georgia area. I couldn't help but wonder if it was close to where ex-REM drummer, Bill Berry retired to farm. Regardless, a pretty cool idea to promote small-scale local farmers and healthy lifestyles via exercise and eating right! I wonder if it's possible to do something around the Reno area?
Monday, May 31, 2010
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Today was a great ride even though somebody had the bright idea to do a controlled burn west of Reno which caused some serious smoke in the valley. Apparently the wind shifted and it got a little out of control. It's bad enough any time but during Bike to Work Week seems like really unfortunate timing. Hope it doesn't keep people off their bikes tomorrow as the week wraps up. Make to take advantage of the various freebies around town such as coffee and pancakes to celebrate healthy living.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
A friend sent me this rather bizarre website proposing a bicycle/tightrope bike lane idea. The site is at the very least entertaining. It sort of seems like a bicycle version of the transportation system seen in Minority Report.
The original idea is explained here:
Everything started in the summer of 2008. I decided to participate in the international architectural competition. The first crazy idea which came to my mind was to make flying bicycle-lanes, using steel wire, something like ski lift but working on the opposite principle in which the wire is static and it doesn’t need electricity. Ultimately I sent only a pencil sketch and the idea placed for the final, which was held on February 2009 in London.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
Next week is Bike to Work Week in Nevada so spend some time blowing the dust off your bike, lube up that chain, pump up the tires, and make sure your brakes work. Remember, you can ride all week, one day, or even just a partial ride and utilize the RTC bus to take part. Make sure you register for the raffle here!
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
After a great week of riding every day last week I got sidelined by a Dr. visit today so I had to drive. Guess I'll make that up by riding into work this weekend. All in all it turned out to be a good day to not be able to drive since we have yet another round of crazy NV spring weather that hit us.
Speaking of which, it literally did hit us yesterday while riding around near Keystone and Evans canyons. Just when we thought the ominous clouds merited a change in riding plans the winds and rain hit and the temp dropped 20 degrees. Still felt great to get out on the trails.
Sunday, May 09, 2010
Wednesday, May 05, 2010
Monday, May 03, 2010
After running my first half marathon at the Rock-n-River yesterday it's time to get serious about my bike commuting miles. In what has been a lackluster year of bike commuting I'm still ready to hit 1000 miles for the year as long as I ride all during the month of May. 20 days of riding! Perfect timing since the weather looks like it's breaking and we are entering into the month that is celebrated around the country as Bike to Work Month, Week, or Day. I hope people will join me in celebrating Nevada's Bike to Work week May 15-21st. For more info go here. Make sure you register no matter what level of participation you plan on having. And, while I'm at it, take a look at the PSA that was put together for the BTW Week. You might even see me if you look close enough.