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Saturday, February 7, 2015

FDGB-2015-01; Autonomous Bikes

2.7.2015 18m 45F
Met Y and M at the bottom of Junction Hollow (because parking rules at the Swinburne St trailhead have changed). Nice ride. Went into the city on the Jail Trail, Market Square, out on the Penn Ave bike lanes.

Met Scott and two other cyclists, heard about a developing Pittsburgh Slow Roll project, very exciting stuff.

Went back inbound on the bike lanes to Point State Park. I hip-checked Point State Park after sliding my bike on the ice. The bike is OK, I'm OK, and Point State Park seems unaffected. This is #FDGB-2015-01 (fall down go boom).

Went over the Ft Duquesne Bridge, out to the Bastille. Trail conditions were good, although there was an icy spot where the trail stays in shadow under the railroad bridge.

I was surprised there weren't a few more cyclists out. There were some, but not as many as I'd expect on a mild day like this.

Talked with Y and M about Uber's autonomous car project in Pittsburgh. The inevitable next step would be autonomous bikes. I'm still thinking about that.

Disappointed that the painted neighborhood names on the small utility station at Saline and Greenfield has been painted over and is all white now, I really liked the labels; functional, informative, and attractive.

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