Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Commuting Bicycle commuting is easier than you think, before you know it, you'll be hooked. Learn the tips, hints, equipment, safety requirements for safely riding your bike to work.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-25-10, 09:24 AM   #1
gna
Count Orlok Member
Thread Starter
 
gna's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: St. Paul, MN
Bikes: Raleigh Sports, Raleigh Twenty, Raleigh Wyoming, Schwinn Le Tour Luxe Frankenbike
Posts: 1,540
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
My Morning Commute

We've had a break in our hot, sticky weather, and today was a beautiful day to ride. I was able to fix my digital camera, so to test it I took some pictures of my commute in this morning.

http://picasaweb.google.com/11657237...eat=directlink

I didn't get any pictures of Energy Park Drive, the on street part of my route. I'm lucky that about half of my commute is not in traffic.
gna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-10, 09:36 AM   #2
tjspiel
Senior Member
 
tjspiel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Minneapolis
Bikes:
Posts: 8,057
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
I've ridden through most of those areas at one time or another. The transit way is fun. Have you been on it during the state fair? Is there a significant amount of extra bus traffic?

My current commute puts me on West River Road too. I get on West of where your last picture was taken, - right where the road is blocked. Not sure why traffic isn't allowed there anymore, and if it's just temporary or permanent. Maybe it's the wooden bridge.
tjspiel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-10, 10:09 AM   #3
gna
Count Orlok Member
Thread Starter
 
gna's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: St. Paul, MN
Bikes: Raleigh Sports, Raleigh Twenty, Raleigh Wyoming, Schwinn Le Tour Luxe Frankenbike
Posts: 1,540
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by tjspiel View Post
I've ridden through most of those areas at one time or another. The transit way is fun. Have you been on it during the state fair? Is there a significant amount of extra bus traffic?

My current commute puts me on West River Road too. I get on West of where your last picture was taken, - right where the road is blocked. Not sure why traffic isn't allowed there anymore, and if it's just temporary or permanent. Maybe it's the wooden bridge.
The transitway is great, but during the fair there are many extra buses. MTC and U of M drivers are fine, giving lots of space, but the contract drivers are awful--honking, buzzing--so it's probably best to use the MUPs during the fair. Energy Park Drive is also busier, with the fair causing a shock wave effect on local traffic. I'm bracing myself.

I think the West River Parkway is closed while they decide what to do with the wood plank section. It's really slippery when wet.
gna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-10, 11:10 AM   #4
tligman
Senior Member
 
tligman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Cleveland-ish, OH
Bikes:
Posts: 307
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
That's a pretty ride -- very nice!
tligman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:03 AM.