Browsing articles from "November, 2015"
Nov
30
2015

Trail Ramblings: Be Safe And Have Fun.

Yes, we have now officially entered Winter Riding Weather. If you have been out riding the last few days you know what I am talking about. You probably have routes that you prefer to take when conditions are icy, and routes that you avoid in these circumstances. Friday saw some very icy side streets made worse once they got some traffic on them. I saw a garbage truck fishtailing and that was all I needed […]

Nov
23
2015

Trail Ramblings: Thinking Inside The Box.

Last week some of us learned to think inside the box. The green one with the bicycle stenciled on it, specifically. Video was shot Thursday and Friday on the N Street bikeway for a public service announcement and instructions explaining how to use the new markings on the street. The transportation planners and city county health department have been busy with plans to educate the cycling community, and soon motorists, on this new feature from […]

Nov
16
2015

Trail Ramblings: De-mystify The Winter Commute.

Do you have a commuting question? Would you like to meet other bicycle commuters? This Friday November 20* (correction!) is your chance. Come to Ploughshare Brewing Co. at 1630 ā€œPā€ St. from 5:00 to 6:30 P.M. for a meet and greet and to get your questions answered. We will not have a formal program, but there will be plenty of experience in the room. When I began winter commuting I barely knew of anyone else […]

Nov
9
2015

Trail Ramblings: Keep on keeping on.

We’ve had it easy so far this fall. Nearly perfect fall weather, with barely a kiss of frost, and no icy mornings- yet. Hardly even any rain. I remember last year’s first icy morning was November 11, and we’ll surely pass that. I still see many commuters and recreational riders on the trails, and hope the habit persists even after it does turn cold. To do that requires the right gear of course, as I’ve […]

Nov
2
2015

Trail Ramblings: What a difference an hour makes!

The trails were busy with users enjoying the beautiful weather this weekend, but what a difference an hour makes. I had not intended to be on the trail after sunset, but what a sunset! Unfortunately, I was on a bike with no lights. I altered my route slightly and met little traffic, but I need to remember to always make sure now that the bike I’m on has lights. Even optical yellow and reflective tape […]