Thursday, October 30, 2008
After getting to the start of the Juniper trail I continued out towards Lake Mountain. I would like to figure out a trail from the Ranches to the top of Lake Mountain, so I took a shovel with me to clear stuff from the trail and try and make it more ridable, and thus the heavy backpack.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
I am so excited about the bike park. The trails that have been built so far are great, and will be even better as more features are added. The pump track is starting to take shape, and the down hill run has been cleared. It was great to see so many people out working on the park.
I have been riding the road bike to work most days and the more I ride the bike the more I don't like cars. They are loud obnoxious things. However after finishing the detour through the bike park and getting back on the road to get to work, I couldn't help but feel sorry for the poor people imprisoned by glass and steel, while I was out in the open air enjoying life. Sometimes I can't believe how great it is to be making cycling my career.
Question: On a road with a dashed yellow line down the center, when you pass a bike should you see if you can squeeze your car between the center line and the cyclist without hitting him with your mirror? of should you move left to the empty lane? It is amazing how many people get this question wrong on a daily basis.