Thursday, June 24, 2010

Portland to Reno bike tour




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Portland to Reno bike tour




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Portland to Reno bike tour




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Portland to Reno bike tour




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Portland to Reno bike tour




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Portland to Reno bike tour




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Portland to Reno bike tour




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Portland to Reno bike tour




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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Ready to Roll - The Sierra Cascades Adventure Cycling Route!


Ok, it's not really the entire route which runs from Canada down to Mexico.  A group of friends and I will be jumping on the new route by the Adventure Cycling Association east of Portland, Oregon, and heading down through Ashland (stopping to catch Hamlet) and continuing south to close to Truckee, CA where we will jump off and do a bit of offroading to get to Verdi and then to our doorsteps in Reno.  The tour officially starts tomorrow so check back for updates on the blog.  I will probably post more directly to Facebook so if you haven't become a friend via FB click on the button on the left to follow along.  I'm sure I will also write up a wrap-up post about our adventures.

Sunday Morning Music - XTC

Some early silliness from one of my favorite bands of all time.  

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Some interesting bike/ped stats

http://fastlane.dot.gov/2010/06/new-report-shows-biking-and-walking-gains.html


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Location:Ala Moana Blvd,Honolulu,United States

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Sunday Morning Music - Ultravox

Ah the 80s...the videos, the fashion, the music.  I had a friend back in the day who thought Midge Ure was the bees knees.  I was never quite sold but this is pretty fun song for the era.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Cop vs. Bicyclists Video Out of LA

I'm not quite sure what to make of this due to the quality of the video.  It does look like a cop deliberately steps out into traffic to kick down a bicyclist but what happens after that with the videographer is a bit fuzzy.  At least the mayor actually did make some sort of statement about what happened.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Wednesday Night Pick Me Up - Fountains of Wayne

Something about FoW always makes me feel like summer.   This song more than most.  The extra medley on this live version only enhances the performanc.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

20...well...19 Days in May. A Bike to Work Month wrap-up.


I ended up riding every day to school/work but one this month but that was due to being ill and needing to leave early to go to the doctor.  All in all, with a weekend trip to work I was able to hit my goal plus just cross 1000 miles of bike commuting this school year.  Anything beyond that is just gravy as I finish up finals next week.  I'm a little sad because last year I hit 2,400 miles over the course of the year but I have to bear in mind that my daily commute distance was 24 miles instead of 16.   Hopefully I can be a bit more consistent throughout the year next year.

I'm hoping those missing miles don't hurt me too much in a couple of weeks when I start my bike tour from Portland, Oregon, to Reno.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Wednesday Night Pick Me Up - Finn Funk

I seem to in an all things Finn mood of late.  A great track from Liam Finn's record, I'll Be Lightning from a few years ago.

Cycling in Copenhagen...and Reno?

I was recently asked to help put the finishing touches on the English subtitles for this video by a Facebook acquaintance.   It really is a great video especially if you note the commitment that the city of Copenhagen made to redefining their city in the 60s and 70s to cater to pedestrian and bicycle traffic.  It's a common misperception that all great European bicycling cities of note have always been great European bicycling cities.  Not true!  Some of the political and social leaders in those countries saw what the car was doing to the quality of life in the cities and demanded to make a change.  I see a seed of that in what the bicycle community in Reno has been doing.  Particularly in the Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee's work in increasing bike lanes.  Look for some upcoming "sharrow" lanes in the next year that might change some of the priorities of roads in the biggest little city.  Baby pedal strokes compared to other cities but a good direction nonetheless.