More links and stuff

People.  I missed the Mayor’s State of the City address on Monday – busy week, you know – but I knew from Kerry at the I Love Memphis blog that there was a highlight video from the speech.  So I finally got around to watching it last week and HOLY CRAP I’m totally in the video.  The video was shot last week – you might remember me mentioning it on the Biking in Memphis facebook page or in my twitter feed.  Good thing I did mention, because the only other cyclist who showed up besides Kyle and me was Ty from the awesome Living Loud in Midtown.  The videographer shot footage of the three of us riding in the bike lanes on Madison, then a long profile shot of me riding.  I have never liked my nose, but I approve of the video.

A combination bike shop and coffee shop?  Yes, please!

Also, my friend Aaron sent me a link to the 2012 Report on Biking and Walking from the Alliance for Biking and Walking.  I haven’t had a chance to read it, but it looks really interesting.

Star Wars biking shirts?  Yes, please!  (h/t Kyle)

My friend Adrian sent me this link about an Atlanta cycling advocate getting hit by a car while riding.  He’s OK, but the article does mention that three-feet laws are not always enough to make roads safe for cyclists.  We also need to educate the people.

Finally, I’ve been meaning to post this map of a commute ride from almost two weeks ago.

Screen Shot 2012 01 14 at 11 25 56 PM

It was a good ride.  I biked north from home to Central Animal Hospital to drop off some pet-related stuff – you don’t want to know – then through Tiger Lane, the Beltline community, and finally to campus.  Then I biked home.  I’ve been meaning to post this for a while, but it’s been busy up in here.

OK, be safe and stay dry – it’s raining in my corner of Memphis.  See you soon.


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