Type 2 Diabetic. Cyclist Flâneur.   Coffeeneur.    Errandoneur
A bike / map geek with a gadget obsession and a high-viz fetish.

Sunday, April 30, 2017


Sun April 30, 2017 37m
Apr EOM 94m ytd 439
A group from PA Downtown, which is the Pennsylvania chapter of the National Main Street Center, is in Pittsburgh for a four-day conference so the people who were in town on Sunday got to take a bus out to West Newton and ride back to Pittsburgh on bikes from Golden Triangle.

A day before the ride the weather forecast was doom-and-gloom, the morning of the ride it was cold and dry, and by the time the ride started it was Summertime. These folks did a really good job, and the trail was in better shape than I expected after the recent rain.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Edibles on 4/20

April 20, 2017 21m
Apr EOM 57m ytd 402
Rode around town, went to an appointment, then met Yale for more scouting. There are these plants called Eastern Redbud that Yale taught me are edible, the buds are legumes.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

RVA in the 412

April 19, 2017 12m
Apr mtd 36m ytd 381
A group of Richmond, VA community leaders (CEOs, business owners, n'at) are taking a tour of role-model cities so they got to take a bike ride to Point State Park.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Honk if you Love Bikes

April 18, 2017 18m
Apr mtd 24m ytd 369
Ride errands around town. Stopped at newly opened, cyclist-owned coffee ship Arriviste on Ellsworth. Great coffee, nice space; has to be tough to open close to Crazy Mocha. First use I've seen of this TLD in a URL: http://arriviste.coffee/

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Color Park and Clearing Land

April 12, 2017
Apr mtd 6m ytd 353

I like this painted cement barriers used to define the trail. They look like Easter M&M colors.

This is on the Smithfield Bridge ("inbound" as they say), and the land on the bank of the river is being cleared for the new switchback ramp they're going to start building this year. No news on whether the transition between Mn Wharf and Point State Park is going to be upgraded, but this switchback in itself is a huge improvement.