Bicycling in and around Atlanta.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Why is the Scattante Emerald City So Popular

In the six years this blog has been around, one post is by far the most popular. On January 8, 2009, I made a comment about how nice the Scattante Emerald City looked. For some reason that post has almost a thousand more hits than my next most popular post. So what gives? I also happen to notice that much of the interest in the Scattante comes from Greece, Poland, and Russia. Are those counties filled with single speed enthusiasts? Inquiring minds want to know.


Saturday, September 29, 2012

New Trails in Cobb County

This is part of the new trail that will eventually connect Cochran Shoals to the Silver Comet and Kennesaw Trails.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Update on the Anthony Dixon Hit and Run

According to WSB's Carl Willis, cameras near the accident scene have been able to identify the vehicle that hit Anthony Dixon as an older model black Honda. The police say it will likely have damage to the passenger side and possibly the windshield. Police also say the suspect may have decided not to drive the car following the accident, so if you see a car matching the description or know someone will an older black Honda who has suddenly stopped driving it the police ask that you look for evidence that they may be involved. If you know anything please contact the Cobb County Police Department. Anthony Dixon's neighbors say he rode his bike to work everyday and often had to start before the sun came up. His bike was outfitted with lights, he was likely doing everything right and yet he was still hit from behind. As we hope for Mr. Dixon's recovery please remember to be careful out there.

Flying With the Bike

I really don't like renting cars when I fly to other cities. The cars usually suck and it's expensive. So the logical solution is to take one of my bikes with me, but that's not as simple as it used to be. To bolster their profits airlines have started charging bag fees and evidently they see cyclists as cash cows. Delta will charge you $150 each way to transport your bike. Southwest is more reasonable at $50 each way but neither is as good as Denver based Frontier. Frontier charges just $20 for economy ticket holder to fly with a bike that's less than 50 pounds. However, there's a way to avoid these high fees through the magic of folders. A boxed folder will usually be treated like any other checked bag. But until I get my Brompton, if I want to fly with my bike I'll have to pay. Bicycling Magazine has more details.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Canton Hwy Hit and Run

Yesterday, Anthony Randolph Dixon, of Marietta was riding south on Canton Highway when he was struck from behind near the East Piedmont intersection and critically injured.  Cobb County Police are searching for a dark compact car that left the scene of the accident.  Anyone with information about the accident should contact the Cobb County Police at 770.499.3900.

Lazy Lazy Lazy

Last post July 2010!  Let's see what we can do about that.