Category Archives: suburban living

Another new reality

For me, at least. It’s been ages since I’ve had any bikey news, and am ashamed to say I have hardly been on my bike in the last two years. I’m not sure why I didn’t ride much last year, … Continue reading

Posted in bicycling, bike commuting, biking safety, Green Living, suburban living | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Spay Day 2/22/2011

UPDATE: 2/22/2011 — I just received this message from Cheryl, who says (and I quote) “Humane Society for Southwest Washington is a member of ASAP and is also performing low-cost surgeries.  360-693-4746” Thanks, Cheryl! I’m lifting this text in toto … Continue reading

Posted in Activism, Portland, suburban living | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

Why do they hide the bike rack?

I needed to go to the library today to pick up this month’s book for my book group (we’re reading The Shipping News by Annie Proulx, my pick) and so decided to take the bike instead of the car. I … Continue reading

Posted in bicycling, bike commuting, biking safety, suburban living | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Another week, another ride

I hate going a whole week between rides, but this past week was so hot I could not bring myself to get out there. Finally the heat broke on Saturday, and with a pleasantly warm morning, I rode my bike … Continue reading

Posted in bicycling, Green Living, suburban living | Tagged | 2 Comments

Vote for Oil Independence

Oceana.org is proposing a plan to reduce oil consumption, and virtually eliminate off-shore drilling and oil imports from the Persian Gulf by 2035. They are one of three finalists for a $10,000 prize, to be awarded by SACE – Southern … Continue reading

Posted in Activism, bicycling, Environment, Green Living, suburban living | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Frankenforests

From the Associated Press, via Yahoo!: By MITCH STACY, Associated Press Writer Mitch Stacy, Associated Press Writer – Mon Jun 7, 5:40 am ET TAMPA, Fla. – The commercial paper industry’s plans to plant forests of genetically altered eucalyptus trees in seven Southern states … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, history, suburban living, weirdness | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Google Adds Bike Routes to Online Mapping

From The Washington Post: To request bike routes, select “Bicycling” from the pull-down menu below Google Maps’ directions form. As a company blog post explains, the site prioritizes off-street trails (designated with thick, dark-green lines) over separate bike lanes (thinner, … Continue reading

Posted in bicycling, bike commuting, biking safety, suburban living | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments