Bicycling in and around Atlanta.

Monday, July 31, 2006

Friday, July 28, 2006

Jennifer Ewing

I wanted to post about Jennifer Ewing yesterday but I just couldn’t find the right words.  Jennifer was murdered while on her regular ride, a fifty mile run on the Silver Comet Trail.  Her partially clothed body and bike were found just off the trail in Paulding County.  I can make all kinds of lofty pronouncements about not living in fear but the fact remains that Jennifer is dead today just because she was a woman and she was alone.  I have a 13 year old daughter who is a great rider and soon she’ll grow tired of having to wait around for dad to catch up and want to ride off on her own.  I always thought that when that day comes I would be able to let her go, today I’m less sure.

Thursday, July 27, 2006


No sooner than I write that last post MSNBC posts the news, it was Floyd.

You knew this was coming

After missing Acht van Chaam and now the Grand Prix Jyske Bank race speculation is flying that Floyd Landis in the unknown Tour rider who failed his doping test.  I love how people jump to the doping conclusion even though we all know Floyd’s hip is in bad shape.  I really hope this doesn’t turn out to be true because it would really ruin what I thought was a great Tour.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006


The Atlanta Business Chronicle is reporting the flex-car is coming to Atlanta.  The pilot program kicked off at Emory on June 19th.  More details to come.

Monday, July 10, 2006

A good ride and around the cycling blog world

Saturday I had to run over to REI so instead of spending 15 minutes to drive there in the car I spent 45 minutes riding the bike.  Traffic was light and it wasn’t too warm so it had all the makings of a great ride.  I saw a few cyclists on Mt. Vernon Highway, I waved at joggers on Heards Ferry Road, I enjoyed being outside and exercising, in short I enjoyed everything that makes cycling such a great way to get around.  My only complaint was a section of Mt. Vernon where they had torn up the road for the construction of a new neighborhood, it was four hundred feet of grooves and being peppered by rocks.


Over at Oil is For Sissies, we have a great discussion about cul-de-sacs and what they mean to those of us who bicycle for transportation.  This is a real problem here in North Atlanta, it’s damn hard to find truly connected neighborhoods.


Interestingly enough Todd over at Clever Chimp touches on a similar theme.


At Two Cities Two Wheels Matt express frustration at being refused service at a drive-through while on his bike.  This has happened to me at Wendy’s but never at the bank.


Commute By Bike reviews Ergon Performance Grips.


Let’s Ride Year Round has a rainy Monday ride.




Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Tour de France Live Tracker

Here’s a pretty neat way to spend your morning at the office.