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Spokane Valley Mayor Tom Towey and his Pekinese, “Buddy”, get ready to ride Wed. evening, Aug. 18, 2010, along with Spokane Valley Cyclists FOR the Broadway Safety Project in a “Pedal with the Politicians”, to look first hand at bike lanes and safety issues in the Spokane Valley. Former councilman Bill Gothman (blue helmet) also participated in the ride. SR file photo.
A pancake breakfast to celebrate Bike to Work Week is planned for 7 to 9 a.m. Thursday at CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place. If you plan to attend by bike, CenterPlace is right next to the Mirabeau Point trailhead on the Centennial Trail. And I'm sure no one would mind if you arrived by car. The breakfast is free, so stop in to support our cycling community.
1. Ever been doored?
2. Do you experience numbness in your most private areas?
3. How many bikes are there in your garage?
4. How many times have you had a bike stolen?
5. What most bugs you about certain other bicyclists?
BICYCLING — Bicycle commuting — and all of its benefits in terms of health, environment and money savings — will be celebrated in Spokane and Coeur d'Alene with activities during Bike to Work Week, May 13-18.
- Pre-register to get the most out of each city's offerings.
Spokane's Bike to Work Week riders will kick off with what's become a traditional free pancake breakfast Monday (May 13) in Riverfront Park, 7 a.m. at Riverfront Park. Riders can log their mileage online for neat comparisons, enjoy “energizer stations” supported by local businesses on Wednesday (May 15), and enjoy a wrap-up celebration with prizes and refreshments at NoLi Brewery on Friday (May 17).
Read on for other events through the week in Coeur d'Alene including safety classes, moonlight ride, movies, beer tasging, repair clinic, scavenger hunt and more.
On Facebook (and with his permission to post here), Bent discusses the pains — and numbness — of cycling long miles during Bike To Work Week: “You know how they put those really comfortable face pillows on massage tables … you know, the one’s with the hole in the middle so you can lay face down without smashing your nose? Well, the person who invented those needs to get busy incorporating that technology into bicycle seats… while cranking out 24.5 miles on… the bike today, I had a lot of time to think about that /just sayin’.” To which another poster responded that she’d gotten her husband “cooling gel packs to keep certain important parts comfy” while he rides his bike.
Coeur d’Alene Ped Bike/Facebook: “Thanks to everyone who showed up at the Parks and Rec meeting on Monday to show support for bike lanes on 15th street. They approved it and now it’s going to Public Works next Monday at 4 p.m. at the Public Library.”
Question: Do you ride a bike w/a comfortable seat? Would you recommend the same type of seat for Bent’s long rides?
I rode Black Velvet to work this morning. That’s the name my wife has given to the Giant bike that she bought me for my birthday last November. She calls her bike Silver Streak. Smooth rides. As I mentioned in a weekend Wild Card, I took it out for a test drive during the weekend, down and around the waterfront. As long as the days are nice, I plan to ride the bike to and from work this week and beyond — to burn off 1908 calories per week (not counting weekends). I used this calculator to figure out how many calories will come of the waist line by riding to work.
Question: Do you name your vehicles, motored or leg-powered ones?