Friday, March 14, 2008

Bike to Work Day?

Is anyone interested in working on Bike to Work Day (middle of May)? If so, the work must get started soon.

I spoke to Pete Maggiore about Northwind once again being a co-sponsor and he was very positive. But it takes more than a few folks to get this off the ground.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

A movie

I was going to post an interesting photo but a friend just sent this to me and the photo is going to have to wait. Khal has referred to this phenomenon in the past when discussing cycling. It will only take 2-3 minutes of your time.

Do The Test.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Team ZEV?

Anyone want to look into some Team ZEV jerseys (i.e., Zero Emission Vehicles). We would need to come up with a keen logo along with the name, but ZEV would be kinda catchy. Recall Greg LeMond's Team Z?

Champion can make custom cycling jerseys. Not sure who else does. They seem reasonable in price, around fifty bucks.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Roy Serkreta Memorial Ride March 23rd 1PM

From Albuquerque, by request. Contact Craig for details if you wish. I'll post more here as available.

---------- Forwarded Message -----------
From: Black Tie Bicyclist
To: Board BikeABQ ,, MaryAnn Sweeney

Sent: Thu, 6 Mar 2008 18:01:47 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Roy Serkreta Memorial Ride March 23rd 1PM

David Reynolds was Roy's Best Man and is giving his euolgy. He has a request
from the family to have a Memorial Ride on Sunday March 23rd,1PM Montgomery
Park ( San Mateo & Palo Dura) to ride down the Paseo de Nordeste Trail/
south on the North Diversion Channel Trail across Comanche where he was
killed down to UNM and then back. The family wants to be in the ride and
needs the time to go back to the east coast and bring their bicycles out

More on coordinaton later.

Thank you.

Craig D.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Let's talk positively: How can we best improve cycling in Los Alamos?

OK, let's talk positives:

I love cycling. I love riding quickly, I love riding slowly, I love riding to get somewhere, I love riding in the dark, in the light, in the cold, and in the heat. Would I could I on a bike? I would, could on a bike.

I think the inclusion of regulation bike lanes on the Diamond project is a huge victory for cyclists in Los Alamos.

Now let's get down to it: What else could LABikes be promoting to help improve cycling in Los Alamos?

- How do we get paved shoulders on NM4 between White Rock and the truck route?
- Where in Los Alamos County would off-street paved bike paths be appropriate?
- Can we connect North Mesa more directly to downtown via some paved paths in combination with bridges?
- Should we build a new bike/ped bridge on the site of the old Peggy Sue bridge?
- Is there any way to provide a safe off-street paved route from White Rock to Los Alamos that the Lab would find acceptable?
- Can we provide a better route across Los Alamos Canyon?
- Is there any way to fight the problem of horn-honkers?
- How can we get the County, local businesses, and the Lab to provide bike lockers or covered bike racks for widespread use?

So speak out, cyclists, what should the prorities be for LABikes?

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Another dead in Albuquerque

I recently posted a story about James Quinn being cut down. Here's another that just happened.
Bicyclist dies in hit and run accident

Monday, March 3, 2008

Chicago to crack down on drivers who endanger cyclists

At the risk of poor blogging form, here is a link to another blog's report about Chicago's plan to crack down on reckless drivers who create dangerous situations for cyclists.

Paging Dr. Spencer....