Friday, July 3, 2009

Fireworks Rides: Cogan's to Plum Point Park, Norfolk

There is some prime fireworks viewing from Plum Point Park on the Elizabeth River Bike Trail in Norfolk. Fireworks tonight & tomorrow night at 9:30pm.

Gather at Cogan's on Colonial Avenue in Ghent before sunset: plenty of bike parking, beer & pizza. Ride will depart by 9 for a casual ride along the Elizabeth River Bike Pat

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Mid-Life Crisis, Pt. 2: Bakfiets Envy

"It's the Cadillac of Minivans,"
John Travolta said in "Get Shorty."

Well, this is the Minivan of Bicycles:

Before Bakfiets mom had kids,
she could have been the inspiration for Cracker's "Euro-Trash Girl."
But now she's passed into M.I.L.F. territory...

Monday, June 29, 2009

Honda Mashup: Elemental Insight

Jennifer & I just love our Honda Element, but the day is coming when four seats will not be enough.

So this is an open plea to Honda- stretch out the Element! Add a third row of seating, and keep that easily-maintained urethane interior. Smooth out the nose a bit for better aerodynamics, but keep the clamshell doors, side and rear. Hybrid would be great, but not necessary. Ditto for All Wheel Drive.

Yeah, it would look a little like this:

NEEDED: More Sharing

We need to see more of these signs around Norfolk:

"Virtual" Bike Lane

It's more of a DIY, portable bike lane, but I hope it really does come to market!