Thursday, April 17, 2014

More things you see while riding in Reno!

These aren't from today....but both pics were taken over the the last week or so.  I'd say they speak to bike culture being very alive in Reno.

This is out on Dickerson Rd. if you're headed for Oxbow Park....or the Reno Homebrewer.  I'll let you guess where I was headed.  I'm not condoning graffiti, but its out there and at least this one is about bikes!

And this pic is taken in my very own little neighborhood (the old northwest).  A giant tall bike.  Tall enough to be tied up to a flag pole and require two guy lines!  I'm not sure whether I'd try riding this thing or not.  I mean really....what do you do on this thing when you hit a red light?  I'm going with the concept of track standing for your life!!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Bicycles and just seems to keep happening.

Last night wifey and I headed down to Great Basin.  While this certainly isn't an unheard of situation, last night was unique because we opted for the Reno location instead of our normal Sparks location.  We've been there before (several times), but it's just not our usual.  We were motivated by Tight Wad Tuesdays $1 pizza slice special!  Due to some baggage, in the form of our dog, wifey drove over while I biked.  Headwind's aside, it was a nice ride.

Early on at Great Basin Reno, I used to have a gripe about the lack of bike racks.  However, after a quick complaint to Tom Young (one of the owners) several month back, a rather cool solution was provided.  **A disclaimer here....the rack has been up for several months...I just don't go to the Reno location often.**

For me, the cool part of what Tom did is putting the bike rack in the absolutely best parking spot he had....10 ft from the door and the outdoor patio.....not in the back alley where it would be easy to steal a bike while out of sight!  He also customized the rack with really nice Great Basin metal logos.  And as you can see, it's definitely getting used!

So if you're heading out to Great Basin, consider a ride rather than a drive.  The bike lanes will lead you here and the parking is top notch!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Just riding....

I've had a bit of time to just ride around in the evenings lately.  Kinda weird but I sometimes it seems like I don't just ride my bike to ride.  Either its a commute ride or I'm intending to get someplace or its a mountain bike ride that seems like exercise.  So these are just some shots from a bike ride....

Monday, April 14, 2014

Evidence of an evening ride.

Usually I don't seem to notice the shadows until a bit further into summer.  However, last evening I was out for a ride and this guy was stretched out in front of me and caught my attention.  So if you're bored in the evenings this week get out and try to catch you're own version of this guy.  It's pretty rewarding.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Cool Kickstarter Campaign.

Well, this one isn't new.  In fact, I think I saw it and blogged about it almost a year ago.  But it's been redesigned and routed through Kickstarter this time.  The video is below, along with a link if your interested.  It's purpose is to create a documentary about how a cargo bikes can change your life and our world for the better.  I've been on board with this type of transportation (thanks to the Preacher) for about 5 or 6 years now, so I sure think it's worth checking out.

Here's the link to the Kickstarter page:

The Kickstarter page

Low traffic commute.

Even when you ride a bike for transportation there can be a bit of a morning traffic rush.  Yes, that means there are more bikes out there.....but it also means you have to deal with the morning drivers.  Somehow I got out a bit early this morning and hit that perfect window where the streets were just clear.  No bikes, no cars, just a few people out running.  So, pretty much a perfect commute!

1st St. without a moving car in sight!

Thursday, April 10, 2014