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Buried Under A Trail

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Buried Under The Trail

I had forgotten all about this, until I ran across the pic in my photo stream.

A few years back, during the construction of one of Richardson’s bike trails, I buried a “Bike Friendly Richardson” pin in the ground before they laid the cement. I’m calling it a time capsule of positive thinking.

Hopefully, many years from now - when they dig it up to widen the trail - somebody will see that we cared about cycling back then.

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April 15, 2014 at 1:43 pm

Thanks For Trying, But This Is A Bike Parking Fail

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Thanks For Trying, But - Bike Parking Fail

Believe me, I am completely grateful when anybody puts up racks for bike parking in front of their business. I appreciate it even more when it’s a major chain that happens to be a gasoline station – primarily catering to car drivers.

However, I think that the people who installed these racks must not ride bikes with handlebars.  Sure, with some careful contorting of your bike, these are somewhat functional. I just feel that pulling them away from the wall, even just a few more inches, would have made much more sense.

It’s a start. I guess I shouldn’t complain. Right?

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March 11, 2014 at 5:52 am

Bikes May Use Full Lane Lapel Pins – For Sale – Again

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Bikes May Use Full Lane

BACK IN INVENTORY – BY POPULAR DEMAND!

These high quality lapel pins were developed to pay tribute to the bike friendly road signs found along many roads in the US. The original batch was a small, limited run of that sold out quickly. Great news! I was able take part in a larger run and now they are available for you.

If you are a bicyclist, bike supporter or bike advocate, show your support for Sharing The Road, by wearing a Bikes May Use Full Lane Lapel Pin.

The goal of selling these pins is to help spread the word and not make a profit. Prices have been set to recover any up-front costs, time and expenses. I will try to use any extra proceeds towards new inventory.

Here are the updated details:

Price: $3 each – Originally $5
Shipping: $5.60 USPS Flat Rate for each order (Even though these are light, the US Post Office charges that much to ship a bubble envelope.) Sorry, USA shipping only. If you are not in the States, leave a comment below and I’ll try to make arrangements.
How: Click over to my Pop-Up Store for order information.
Details: These are custom die struck iron soft enamel pins in a .75 inch size with one military clutch attachment.

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February 27, 2014 at 6:29 am

Signs Of The Times

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Here are just a few of my favorite traffic signs around town. The city of Richardson, Texas has done a lot for cyclists. Unfortunately, there’s a lot more that needs to be done before we can be considered an official Bike Friendly Community from the League of American Bicyclists. With our bike trails, bike lanes and bike friendly streets, we’re further along than most north Texas cities.

Having these signs at every major road, coming into town, is really nice too. They are a good reminder of what Texas drivers should already know about using Texas roads.

Bike Route Sign - Richardson, Texas

Share The Road Sign - Richardson, Texas

This is one of my favorites:

Bikes May Use Full Lane Sign - Richardson, Texas

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January 8, 2014 at 6:17 am

Happy New Year – 2014

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Redline 2014

I want to wish everybody a Happy New Year. I hope your 2014 is filled of amazing discoveries, new explorations and great rides.

Do you have any New Years resolutions? Mine is to challenge myself to do more active transportation – walking as well as cycling. What are yours?

Speaking of doing more active transportation, I started tracking my milage back in 2012. Now with two years under my belt, I can start to gauge my improvement.

In 2012, I rode just over 1300 miles – 1177 for transportation and 137 for fun. In 2013, I rode over 1700 miles – 1295 for transportation and 428 for fun. Both years were tracked from April, but this year, I plan to track the whole year.

The good news is, I reached a new cycling milestone for 2013 – over 3.5 tanks of gas saved. Let’s see what I can do in 2014.

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December 31, 2013 at 10:00 pm

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Bikes May Use Full Lane Lapel Pins – For Sale

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Bikes May Use Full Lane Lapel Pins

UPDATE: SOLD OUT!  BACK IN INVENTORY!

I had these lapel pins made for a holiday project. When you have a custom built piece made, the more you order, the lower the unit price.

That being said, I have about 30 extra that I can sell. Do you want one (or more)? Here are the details:

Price: $3 each – Originally $5 (I’m not profiting from this, just trying to make some of my money back.)
Shipping: $5.60 USPS Flat Rate for up to 4 pins (Even though these are light, the US Post Office charges that much to ship a bubble envelope.)
How: Click here for order information.
Details: These are custom die struck iron soft enamel pins in a .75 inch size with one military clutch attachment.

This is a one time run the second run on this.

UPDATE: SOLD OUT!  BACK IN INVENTORY!
There was enough interest, so I had another order made. 

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December 30, 2013 at 7:26 am

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays – 2013

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Festive

I just want to wish everybody a safe and happy holiday. I hope your days are filled with good health and great inspiration.

Ride on.

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December 24, 2013 at 5:14 pm

North Texas Ice Storm 2013

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We’re having a true winter storm coming through my town of Richardson, Texas. It’s a big one too, stretching pretty far south while also effecting several states to the north and east of us. Since we don’t have them very often, Texans are usually not prepared and the whole area shuts down. This storm was a bit worse, since we skipped the snow and went straight to ice. The roads are a covered in it and too treacherous for many cars. Most folks just stay home.

Since the roads were mostly empty, I thought I would try my luck getting around on my bike. I didn’t get far, but I was able to survey the storm damage in my neighborhood. It became pretty apparent that nature took a big hit from this storm as well. Since our warm temperatures were lingering through the fall, the leaves on the trees seemed to be taking a bit longer to drop. We also have a lot of like oaks in my neighborhood which drop their leaves in the spring. The ice just accumulated on these leaves and brought many of the branches down, breaking a few right off of their trunks. Unfortunately, with our temperatures staying below freezing for the next few days, thing are going to get worse.

Fortunately for us, we still have power – and heat. There are a lot of homes in the area without and I hope those folks are able to stay warm and safe until it gets fixed.

Stay warm and be careful out there.

Tree Damage

Tree Damage

Tree Damage

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Here is a short video of me riding through my neighborhood:

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December 7, 2013 at 7:08 am

Happy Cranksgiving

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4130 Redline

I just want to thank everybody for swinging by and visiting this blog. I’m grateful for good health, an amazing family, days full of inspiration and having the ability to explore my world by bicycle.

I hope you have a great holiday and can spend some quality time with the ones you love.

Ride safe. Ride on.

 

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November 28, 2013 at 10:05 am

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