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Bicycling miscellanea (links)

A week from today, I'll be on the train to Chicago, off for my wild trains, planes, and bicycling adventure. I'm excited but nervous because there are still a million little fiddly bits to figure out. Where will I sleep in Brussels? What's the route from the Chicago train station to the airport? Will I manage to disassemble and reassemble Froinlavin smoothly? At least I had some time to give Froinlavin a bath yesterday, after doing a more thorough mud-removal job on the Jolly Roger. The business from last weekend was really caked on.

Meanwhile, I've been accumulating bicycling-related links in various browser tabs.

From thewronghands, information about the Foothills Trail near Mt. Rainier. I want to scrutinize this trail further, out of general interest in the region. It's also interesting to think about how to ride a trail that is missing sections.

A friend-of-a-friend is an awesome stats geek who is analyzing the bike count data automatically generated by the bike counters set up around Seattle. This reminds me that when my dad and I rode the tandem across the Fremont Bridge, it did indeed count us as two separate bicyclists, in case this is the kind of thing any of you wonder about.

The Nebraska Bicycling Alliance is still a very young organization, but its leader has been doing a lot of legwork to assess the statewide situation. Here's her report on how things are looking across Nebraska, and what's on the statewide agenda.

If you're a bike person, you might already have heard about this act of civil obedience in San Francisco recently. Man, stop signs are a contentious issue among cyclists. I will confess to blowing through them on many occasions, sometimes to scrottie's consternation. But, for instance, why oh why do some cities insist on turning traffic circles into four-way stops?? Doesn't that defeat the purpose of the traffic circle? Anyway, the action by this group of San Franciscans made me chuckle a bit, and I'll be interested to learn how the situation progresses.

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thewronghands
Aug. 3rd, 2015 03:12 pm (UTC)
Haha, Mayhem and I have the stop sign divide. I always stop. He rarely does except when he's out with me, and then he does it so as not to leave me in the dust, heh. I hadn't heard of the Idaho approach; interesting to see if that works out better! Also, if you don't mind being as slow as me, I would totally try out sections/maybe all of the Foothills trail with you on some future visit. I'll even buy a roast chicken. [giggling]
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