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!
My people. Â I feel like I haven’t blogged in weeks because, oh yeah, I haven’t blogged in weeks. Â So to remedy that situation, I present to you the following links that have been occupying my browser’s tabs for the last week or so.
Handmade bike bags? Â Yes, please! (h/t Leah)
I’m not going to argue that the number of used bikes for sale in the local Craigslist (per capita, that is) is the best way to measure the “best” cities for cycling, but it is interesting to see that Portland is only number 3 on the list.
Speaking of used bikes, curious about what that old Bianchi in the garage is worth? Â Here you go.
Speaking of used bike prices, turns out that the cities with the highest used bike prices also have the lowest used car prices. Â Neat.
OK, the indices are getting a little ridiculous, but here’s one measuring the hipster quotient of the five New York boroughs by, you guessed it, the number of fixies for sale in each of them. Â I assume a skinny-jeans index is not too far behind.
Here’s a great article about how to normalize cycling, courtesy some guy named Anthony you might have met.
Green bike lanes? Â I’d vote for Tiger blue in Memphis, or maybe blue and gold (for the Grizzlies), or maybe barbecue-sauce red.
Down with cycling myths!
OK – that’s all for now. Â More next week I promise.
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