Roll across America departs Portland. Beautiful use of coroplast and epoxy. Wonder if I’ll make my own some day?
Don’t be the one jailed for crossing where there is no crosswalk, either.
#carmageddon as a hash-tag seems so strangely appropriate for something as mundane as a freeway closure. It doesn’t deserve any more hype than what Twitter could provide, the subject really exposes society’s relationship to inconvenience — something hardly worth celebrating to begin with.
I think it’s great to see these transportation challenges. I imagine that if teleportation was an option, TSA would still have such long lines and slow policies, that it would take longer to teleport than to bike places, too.
(@Wolfpackhustle woulda dropped me in the first 0.1 mile, but I’ve been happy to ride that route. Seriously, LA has plenty of non-car commuting opportunity, just ask the locals.)
Our elected congresscritters think we don’t want safe walking and biking options.
This is a great summary of the economic benefits to bicycling.
And Liam is getting used to his new bike, too.
It’s more than $5 or $8 a gallon. Worth a watch: http://centerforinvestigativereporting.org/articles/the-price-of-gas-4865
Good article addresses how mom and kids are still using the minivan and not bikes.
http://www.grist.org/biking/2011-06-20-bicyclings-gender-gap-its-the-economy-stupid We need more cargo bikes out there!
Yellow jacket flaps
Grey clouds feed the wet sidewalk
A red blinkie sprouts
Last weekend was a great ride to the Scottish games with Liam and Cody on their own bikes and Roz towing Elzy. Jesse and I were on the Xtra of course.
I LOVE the pneumatic quick release as a mechanism for an axle level trailer hitch…and so does my wife. The dumb-ass vice-hitch that came with the kidarooz trailer was repeatedly failing. So I took inspiration from my BikeRev.com EcoShopper and crafted my own hitch. A pneumatic couple cost me about nine bucks and the 6″ of 3/8″ hose with a pressed fitting was prolly another $7.
On the bike I zip tied a 5″ piece of copper pipe with the male quick release attachment. If the zippies show wear I will upgrade to hose clamp.
I’d like to invite Liam’s and Jesse’s buddies (and parents) to do TdW with us this year. If you did a ride to fairhaven park with us, doing the 24mi circuit won’t be much harder, there’s really only one hill, and that’s the overpass over the train tracks. Good cause, good picnic opportunity, and lots of participants so you won’t feel like a car target. And – it’s not a race.
Lemme know if you’d like to come and we can travel as a pack.
Ride maps: http://www.tourdewhatcom.com/tourMap.html
Nice little post describes benefits his company receives from encouraging bike commuting. Love the idea of no-interest bike loan.
Coal doesn’t help the tourist and bike economy.
I really like this point of view, the method is enrolling and non confrontational, the phrase “experiential” could be swapped with immersing or enrolling. No blustering or hot air invloved.
It reminds me of a story from my brolaw Chris about how he would help describe to bike shop customers how to bicycle in Los Angeles: avoid the major boulevards and use the nearly abandoned side streets.
Grab your bike and don your lid for this mornings sunny ride! I’ll be volunteering at the Meridian Haggen activity station with Earls Bike Shop. I gotta get rollin!
Are there TW people in Bellingham planning a protest ride for this date?
If there is interest in after-talks ride please find me beforehand. I realize that after talks lots of people will be packing up and heading home.
Gather at bike racks, G building. Look for cargo bike.
Interested in doing a short ride with GPS and uploading to OpenStreetMap.org?
Had to lift the trailer over and unload the tubs from the Xtra…twice…to get thru that stile, but it was a fine trip out.