People. Â It’s been a good week so far. Â I’ve biked to campus the past two days, rather uneventfully I must say, and I ran a couple of errands yesterday. Â Here’s my ride from Tuesday.
“There and Back Again: A Cyclist’s Tale.”
Yesterday I biked to campus and back again and ran a few errands after. Â Here’s that ride:
The first of the two errands was the package store on Madison and McLean for some vino. Â (I do love those bike lanes on Madison, but lately I’ve become much more aware of the likelihood of getting doored. Â Got to keep my eyes open.) Â The second was to the home of a certain Kyle W. (last name omitted to protect anonymity) to borrow a certain piece of biking hardware, otherwise known as a trailer.
Boo-yah. Â Imma haul some sheet today, boyee. Â More on my trailer adventures later.
Also, don’t forget about tonight’s Tweed Ride!
People. Â 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. Â So I finally got around to watching it last week and HOLY CRAP I’m totally in the video. Â The video was shot last week – you might remember me mentioning it on the Biking in Memphis facebook page or in my twitter feed. Â Good thing I did mention, because the only other cyclist who showed upÂ besides Kyle and me was Ty from the awesome Living Loud in Midtown. Â The videographer shot footage of the three of us riding in the bike lanes on Madison, then a long profile shot of me riding. Â I have never liked my nose, but I approve of the video.
A combination bike shop and coffee shop? Â 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. Â I haven’t had a chance to read it, but it looks really interesting.
Star Wars biking shirts? Â Yes, please! Â (h/t Kyle)
My friend Adrian sent me this link about an Atlanta cycling advocate getting hit by a car while riding. Â He’s OK, but the article does mention that three-feet laws are not always enough to make roads safe for cyclists. Â 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.
It was a good ride. Â 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. Â Then I biked home. Â 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. Â See you soon.
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