Friday, August 5, 2016

Stolen Bike Alert!!

If anyone sees this bike (Specialized Sirrus in neon yellow) please let me know asap.  It was stolen Thursday evening at the Nevada Museum of Art and belongs to a friend of mine.  I believe there are at least 3 of this model around Reno...but this is the only one with a rear rack.  It also has a lock mount, a bell, and a foam Reindeer as a head badge (yeah...not sure what's up with that but it's distinguishing)!

All hands on deck people....let's catch a dirt bag!

Friday, July 29, 2016

Pacific NW Traveling....

Yeah...Riding in Reno is a bit slow these days since I don't reside in Reno any longer.  Here's a little taste of the Pacific NW for you guys baking in the desert!

The girlfriend's family are happy Canadians who live on the beach in North Vancouver.  So yeah we chose to hang out in their front yard while we were visiting. is rough!

And just in case you think I'm slipping.  Bikes were carried across the border and ridden around the Canadian equivalent of NY Central Park.  More than a bit touristy....but miles were ridden!


Yeah...that is a bike only path you're seeing!  It goes for about 20 miles on the island and another 10 along the shore line.  And right next to it is an equally impressive path just for pedestrians.  Canada is a bit ahead of us on bike/ped infrastructure it seems!

Friday, July 15, 2016

Smaller city but slower traffic.

Eugene is about half the size of Reno...but without major highways through the center of town, traffic sometimes seems busy and slow to me here.  I think this sums it up nicely!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Getting Lost in Eugene.

Well...I went for a ride today in Eugene.  Got turned around but found a great trail.  Like the river path but with less homeless and more families!  :-)

Monday, June 20, 2016

Reno and Eugene combined?

Well as of Friday morning I'll be officially out of Reno.  I had another trip up to Eugene to move the last "small" a fricking hot tub last weekend.  And while I was there I just happened to run into these two!

Zach and Laura left Reno about three weeks (?) ago on fat bikes after selling most of their worldly possessions and putting the rest in storage.

Their rigs....unloaded.

They managed to back road it all the way up to Bend and then decided to come visit in Eugene.  So....of course I put them back on their bikes and we pedaled down to Ninkasi brewery!  It was a great way to tie together a little bit of my old life in Reno with my new life in Eugene.  So here's to biking into the future!

***Also...a huge thanks to Zach and Laura for helping to move the hot tub to the new back yard!  It wouldn't have happened without their help!***

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Bike Share....Beneficial in so many ways!

Yep, even if you don't pay....or use can still benefit from bike share in your city!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Monday, June 13, 2016

Alabama bike share....Tour De moves fast.

Ok, life is moving faster than ever on my last few days in Reno.  Here's some pictures that capture my last week.  I'm too busy at work to try to do a proper write up...sorry about that.

My first bike share ride...via Birmingham, Alabama!  Way faster than my walk to the brewery!

The oversized grin during that first ride!

And then back in Reno....Tour de Nez Vintage race...My friend mark rocking the Rivendell!

And my awesome friend Julie (of Bike to Work Week fame)!

Our cheering section at Pignic!

Our pile of bikes....Pignic needs some bike parking!

And the astonishing fact that the city of Reno actually has custom signs for the road closure!  Cool!

Friday, June 3, 2016

The Commute Ride...not many left.

I guess I haven't ever really made this public....but my time in Reno is winding down.  Life pushes us in a lot of directions and the last year and a half has been a tumultuous time for me.  I've taken the stance that life only moves forward, and right now forward means I've sold my house and already moved most of my physical possessions to Eugene (Oregon).  So the title/time of Riding in Reno is that much more precious to me.  To that end, my number of commute days is also down to a handful, so here's a few pics!

Just riding.

The neighborhood.

The back roads.

Low traffic route!

Way more bike lanes than there used to be.

Oh look...the Reno Tahoe Odyssey is starting!

Ugly bike lanes on Mill St.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Bikes you see!

I was up in Eugene, Oregon again last weekend.  And while tooling around downtown I happened across this sweet ride.  Funny part is I saw it a few months ago on another trip but didn't ever write it here you go.

Integrated frame and rack!  Integrated frame water bottle holder!  OMG!  Who knew that such a ride existed.  Well now you do.  You're bikey curiosity about them can be satisfied here:


Thursday, May 26, 2016

Touring, Traffic, and TMI!

Ok, this post is just covering a weird range of what's going on lately on the bikey side of my life.  First up, I have two awesome friends who are headed out on an epic (yep, I used that word) fat bike tour.  They are leaving Saturday and will be making rounds throughout the Pacific Northwest (including the Oregon Outback trail), through Colorado, and ending up back here to pick up their stuff before heading to the eastern US for a new stage in their life.  I'll miss them, but how can you be mad at someone for doing it this way!!!

Their rigs....

And of course we had to drink some of the beer they can't take!

Next up.  I still want to be traffic!  Why do I have to push a button to get the light to turn at most intersections in Reno.  Isn't our bike infrastructure supposed to be better than that!?

First world problem...I know...but the button is so far out of the way!

And finally in the TMI category.  All my current jeans seem to have failed at the same time and oddly right in the crotch.  I guess that means I'm still riding enough!  Fortunately, it's summer and I think I can put off replacing them until this fall!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Bike Lane Obstruction....

Last week a rider was killed on Mill St. (my daily commute route).  While it's sad and should spark conversation and improvements....the even sadder part is it probably won't.  I'd be surprised if the driver even faces any penalties although he cost someone their life.

So, the other day I did something I usually don't do.  I got mad enough to stop on Mill St. and remove the unused construction signs that have been blocking the bike lanes for more than 6 months!


Even more of a slap in the face that it's next to the Bike Route signage!


I did it at a second location as well.  My question is how can the City of Reno allow these to remain (unused) even after a rider is killed on this very street?  And I know that the short answer is they don't even know that construction crews practice this type of errant blockage of bike lanes, but I think it's time they wake up!

Friday, May 20, 2016

National Bike to Work Day!

Well kids.  I'm full of pancakes and bacon thanks to the Reno Bike Project.  And it might be shaping up as a windy ride home....but that's ok.

So while the week is almost over, it doesn't mean you shouldn't get the bike out and keep riding to work and just everywhere!  Here's a few images to highlight the week.

Nothing like a cold beer after a bike ride!

Bikes, beer gardens, and good friends!

The fabulous Julie...who makes your bike week happen and rocks awesome bicycle earrings!

Pancake feed coordinator Genevieve with Julie.  Both rocking bicycle earrings and both down right exhausted.  Good Job Ladies!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Cyclist Killed on Mill St.

From the RGJ:

This is my daily ride....really disturbing as Mill St. has very clearly marked bike lanes and the intersection with Telegraph has good lines of sight.  This article provides very little detail (or course), but indicates the cyclist was hit "outside" a marked intersection....

It's worth noting that in the photo capture above...the cyclist appears to have been traveling west bound just prior to the telegraph intersection.  While RGJ describes it as crossing Mill St. outside a marked intersection it appears he was probably trying to cross the two 50 mph lanes of traffic to get to the left turn lane for telegraph.  This is a common turn off to get away from the high speed traffic on Mill, but also really hard to do since you're merging from the far right.

Looks to me like he was hit from behind in the process.  It's also worth noting the car delivery semi in the background.  These guys very often park in the bike lane forcing riders out into traffic in this area.  I wonder if this played a roll as well?

Either way...someone died yesterday and my thoughts go out to the family and friends.  Everyone be careful out there as we wrap up bike to work week.

From KTVN:

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Monday - Wednesday Bike to Work Week Report.

Well, another bike to work week is upon us.  It certainly doesn't hurt that he weather has been great and that it's also craft beer week!  As a result there has been zero excuse not to ride!

That doesn't mean that everything is just roses though.  People still like to block the new bike lanes on Keystone.  At least they put out some cones.  These little things don't take away from fun this week offers however, so..... down to the atm....get some cash.... to hard.... to your favorite craft beer location and enjoy the spoils of bike to work week!  And don't forget to cap it off with the Pancake Feed at the Reno Bike Project on Friday!