Monday, October 5, 2015

Fall Fantastic!

I've probably take this same picture while riding down 1st Street about 10 times.  It never gets old....cruising into downtown on the way to work.  Perfect fall weather, nice bike lane, low traffic.  Doesn't get much better than this.  My alternative is get in my truck and head down 80 through the Spaghetti Bowl to 395 and fighting traffic on Mill St..... 

How would anyone choose to do that when you can get a little exercise, catch a cup of coffee at Hub Coffee and just enjoy the morning!?  If this sounds even close to might want try fall bike commuting!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Bikes and Coffee....Yep, its a Thing!

RenOpen Streets is Oct. 17th!!!

I know that this has been posted by Reno-Rambler and others already....but I'd be remiss if it didn't repost it!  The event is Oct. 17th from 10 am to 3 pm.  Details here.  So come on down and run, ride, stroll, play some frisbee, hula hoop, roller blade, or just hang out and hit up some of the great businesses and restaurants! 

OMG...I Rode a Bike!'s been a while since I've had a bike in the office (only a couple times in the last 2 weeks).  Which yeah, means I've been driving to work.  The reason of course is that my shoulder has continued to bother me since I lost my game of Bike vs. Car.  It's even more depressing because as you can see the bike is stripped down to it's cyclocross mode and the shoulder appears to be making any racing only a grumpy afterthought.

However, things do seem to be improving....and it's not like I haven't been getting out on the bike for a few trips to midtown breweries lately.  And the bike is sitting in front of me as I write!  So let this be my official rant on getting back on the bike, for what ever reason has been stopping you!!!

Here's my list of reasons we should all be riding:

The weather is cooling off perfectly.
395 construction is wrapping traffic is lighter on surface streets.
Its just fun (something I forgot a little bit while driving).
Driving in rush hour really does take me longer to drive than ride!
You feel better all day long.
You'll be healthier!
Etc, etc, etc!!!

So grab the bike and get back out there!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Ultrarunning...not biking but really cool!

Yep, It's not always about biking.  Sometimes running is part of the game.  Tonight at UNR there is a screening of Run Free - The Story of Caballo Blanco.  You might even have read the book, Born to Run.  Anyway, It's sure to be a good show so come down to the student union and join in.  7pm are $12 online or $15 at the door.

Check out the full page here:

Friday, September 25, 2015

It's the Weekend....

What will you be doing!?

Great Streets Coalition - A Public Service Anouncement for Midtown!

If you don't think people really care how Midtown gets redesigned you're dead wrong!  The Great Streets Coalition volunteers even went so far as to put together a PSA on what Great Streets are.  Have a listen and see if you agree.  Then head over to facebook and get involved!