Archive for the 'Roads' Category

Fixed Gear Dangers

Posted on February 10th, 2012 · Posted in Bikes, Roads

Yesterday, as I rode down Pine Street in the rain, bouncing along at 20-25 MPH, my chain slipped off the chainring. All it took was a mixture of a little.. read more

More Bike Boxes, Please

Posted on November 2nd, 2011 · Posted in Commuting, Roads

Riding home the other night in the rain brought to mind two other locations where I regularly make my own bike box by riding to the front and taking the.. read more

Variety Bad

Posted on October 20th, 2011 · Posted in Commuting, Roads

Rule 5 of my annoying-but-satisfying rules for urban commuting is to pick a route and stick to it. Why? Because habits keep things sane and safe. And by not needing.. read more

Pine & Bellevue Green Bike Lane

Posted on October 4th, 2011 · Posted in Roads

Seattle Bike Blog points out the intersection of Pine and Bellevue – through which I cross twice daily on my commute – was ranked one of the top 5 crossings.. read more

Aloha Means Goodbye

Posted on May 26th, 2011 · Posted in Commuting, Dumbness, Roads

I don’t know what it is about the stretch of Aloha Street eastbound from 19th to 23rd Avenues. There’s a four-way stop at 19th. A light and “T” intersection at.. read more

Ray LaHood on Urban Biker Safety

Posted on May 11th, 2011 · Posted in Laws, Roads

Interesting interview of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood in The Huffington Post. While I’m a bit dubious about his “that’s the reason we have these bike lanes” comment, here’s hoping this.. read more

“Quiet” Streets

Posted on January 5th, 2011 · Posted in Commuting, Roads

Capitol Hill – or at least the northern end, where I live – has lots of quiet, residential streets.  One thing about these streets, which struck me as odd when.. read more

Wheel Catchers

Posted on December 20th, 2010 · Posted in Roads

One of the side effects of the heavy rains we’ve been getting lately is an even greater number of potholes in our already-shaky streets.  Here’s a few examples of why.. read more

Make Your Own Bike Box

Posted on November 5th, 2010 · Posted in Commuting, Roads

Sure, Seattle has now added a few bike boxes, but until we get more, you’ve got to be ready to make your own.  How?  Ride through traffic to the front.. read more

Sorry, Burke Gilman Users

Posted on October 4th, 2010 · Posted in Roads

I like to get out on the Burke-Gilman trail for 20-40 mile spins on the weekend, but invariably I get my share of nasty looks – and this week, a.. read more