Bicycling in and around Atlanta.

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Stupid Ad

This morning while I was getting ready for work I saw an incredibly stupid ad on the television.  It basically consisted of a businessman in a suit and tie riding a pink children’s bike down the road and then pulling into a parking garage, followed by the tag “Need something.”  What made this ad especially stupid was the words that appeared at the bottom of the screen as the man pulled into the parking garage, “Do not attempt.”  What the hell does this mean?  Do not attempt to ride a kid’s bike; don’t tell that to the Zoobombers.  Do not attempt to ride a bike in a suit; don’t tell that to the Dutch.  Do not attempt to ride a bike into a parking garage; don’t tell that to me.  Everyday I commute to work by bicycle I ride into the parking garage where our two bike racks are located.  Maybe the message is do not attempt to ride a bike if you’re an adult, you really need a car.  In fact on reflection I’m sure that’s it.    

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

July 2006 Bar Exam

The questions from the July 2006 Georgia Bar Examination have finally been posted to the Georgia Bar Admissions website.  If you’re curious take a look here.  What’s the Georgia Bar Exam like?  Well just read the opening sentence of the first question from the July exam, “A member of the Georgia legislature was blinded in one eye when a player accidentally poked him in the eye during a basketball game.”


That my friends is comedy gold.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

A few photos from a short ride

This is the new Cobb Performing Arts Center and soon home to the Atlanta Opera. Evidently the Opera's move from downtown to the suburbs has caused quite a bit of controversy from the supporters of the opera.

Have I mentioned we have a lot of hills around here? This one is so steep at the top that it's tough to keep the front wheel down.

Vinings Georgia also known as Cobb's fake small town.

Down by the river.

This is the usually very busy Cobb Parkway.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Bicycle Riding Candidate for Governor

Unfortunately he’s not in Georgia


I was reading the Economist when my eyes were drawn to a photo of a man standing astride an Xtracycle. Rod Byran, an independent candidate for governor in Arkansas, is getting international press with his outsider campaign. Mr. Bryan believes that making it easier for people to ride bicycles would improve the quality of life, make everyone healthier, and lessen Arkansas's obesity rate.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

You sir have my respect

I just saw a cyclist ride by Moe’s wearing a black jersey and black shorts when it’s 93 degrees and sunny outside.

From the comments section

John from Savannah fills us in on the Georgia State Bicycle & Pedestrian Conference, October 24-25 at the Decatur Holiday Inn.  Thanks John!

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

A good sign?

Rising oil prices drive Professor Gordon Smith to bike to work.  Will others follow?

Thursday, August 03, 2006

It's Hot All Over

Here in the south we’re used to the heat but when you see temperatures like 97 in Chicago and New York you know it’s a nationwide heat wave.