Columbus Day. “Christopher Columbus was awful (but this other guy was not).” Happy Bartolomé Day!
I Am Not A Cyclist. A thought provoking article by Chris Bruntlett on labels that segregate those who use bicycles for transportation.
I chose a bicycle that reflects my personality and style; one that is both practical and comfortable for my daily travels. It has just three gears, and handles the gentle inclines of Vancouver just fine, thank you very much. It has lights, a chain guard, kickstand, fenders, bell and a basket; which keep my back dry, my right pant leg in tact, my bike visible, and allow me to carry a generous amount of groceries, equipment, beverages, or paperwork in a secure and convenient manner. I use my front and rear lights whenever conditions dictate; because based on the number of unlit, helmeted people I see cycling around this town, we appear to have emphasized entirely the wrong safety device.
Ashley, Mousse, and I went for an afternoon hike today in Forest Park.
An early morning flight out of PDX — another look out the dirty window.
You don’t have to attend every argument you’re invited to. Unknown
My September Bicycling Accomplishments
- I participated in the BTA Bicycle Commuting Challenge, biking 213 miles with an 88.9% commute rate. It’s not 100% because I travelled to Folsom for a couple of days and didn’t bike 30 miles to the airport (or 630 to Intel Folsom).
- I made a DIY waterproof bucket pannier. It’s great for a change of shoes (and clothes) for when the weather is wet.
- I averaged 11.42 miles per day since getting Sage.1
- I continued my streak of not commuting to work by car since sometime in May, even though some days were a little wet.
|Distance||Time / Bike|
|324 miles||Biked in September 20132|
|1,376 miles||Biked in 20133|
|1,211 miles||Biked on Sage4|