Thursday, April 29, 2010

May is National Bike Month

I had fenders installed on my bike on Tuesday. I should have done it months ago, especially with my quest to become much more dependent upon my bike and less car-central, but regardless, at least I finally did it. My fenders are shiny and black and I had fun breaking them in the first day by splashing through every puddle I found on the street!

May is National Bike Month. I actually can't believe it's almost May, because it's still raining and 45' outside. It's pretty dreary. However, passing time does not depend upon the weather, so I will just have to buckle down and get cracking on my bike-riding-in-the-rain skills. I'm finding more and more really cool routes in Portland. There are many hills here, but I am having fun finding paths that avoid the elevation climbs. My thighs are the size of tree trunks at this point, thanks to all the biking I've been doing, but it's nice to know that I'm minimizing the carbon monoxide being pumped into the air because I'm abstaining from driving as much as possible.

Here's a resource for women bikers in Ptown.

Here's an exciting event: free breakfast for commuting bikers.

Google Maps includes a biking option (as well as walking and public transit ones; all three are in BETA).

The Bike to Work Guide is a great resource for becoming a more effective commuter.

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