Notice that I’ve gone on a sort of link-a-palooza here?
I will be frank, I’m not a fan of blogs that often offer an apology-post for being AWOL. But I’m gonna do it here.
No excuses, just an explanation.
I found that I’ve spent faaar too much time in a chair before a glowing screen on-and off-the-clock. I’m working at moving more, sitting less, and being a better organizer of my time.
The folks at a number of my most-followed blogs have clearly figured out how to balance the blogging time clock, and I hope to follow their fine example. A big hat-tip to them, and thanks for those who continue to check in with me.
TheWashCycle: Answers Issue: bicycle parking -
I love my bike(s) dearly. I think they can make an artistic statement in an indoor space. But I don’t love hauling them up several flights of stairs and my interior real estate is not in the ‘sprawling loft’ category. But bike rooms creep me out. Call me crazy, but dark, isolated, enclosed areas trigger horror movie music in my brain. So this post was of particular interest. Thanks, Washcycle!
The City Paper’s answers issue has a question about bike parking at a condo. The board decided to ban bike parking from the garage and put in a bike room. But there isn’t enough space for all the building’s bikes…
Bike Theft is on the Rise. Take 10 Minutes and Do This Now. -
Avoiding that punch-to-the-gut: the discovery that your beloved bike has been stolen. Here’s some advice from the folks at WABA:
"Last week, we gave you a brief overview of what to do in the event that your bike is stolen. In that post, we mentioned WABA’s bicycle owner record sheet, which we’d like to discuss in a bit more d…
Blog - Fairfax Advocates for Better Bicycling (FABB) -
So, will Capital Bikeshare roll out in Reston?
Wednesday, January 29 7 p.m. Lake Anne Elementary School
Bankruptcy Case Lifts Curtain on Bike-Share Operator -
From the NYT last week: “Court filings and interviews have begun to answer some longstanding questions around a Canadian company involved, however opaquely, with most American bike-sharing programs.”
Meanwhile, MD and VA suburbs are expanding or considering expanding the Capital Bikeshare program.
Virginia Bicycling Federation — Advocacy, Safety, & Education -
Advocacy, Safety, & Education
These guys have been getting up at o-dark-30 and sitting in on legislative subcommittees at 7 a.m. so fellow cyclists don’t have to. They’ve been working on a range of bills including one that became known on my WTOP news desk as ‘MASKLAW’.
2014 Bike Maryland Legislative Agenda - Bike Maryland -
Maryland cyclists hope to tweak the 3-foot law.
What's Up: Maryland Bike Legislative efforts