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Erick L 08-30-13 08:55 AM

Pavement has been fixed since.. well, sort of.
http://www.borealphoto.com/img/s1/v54/p1126025786-3.jpg

Trees have been cut down since:
http://www.borealphoto.com/img/s2/v53/p1126026168-3.jpg

You can have that boat for 1$:
http://www.borealphoto.com/img/s10/v...19874999-3.jpg

Then other half of my commute is in an industrial area. I don't have pictures now. It's mostly delivery and large trailer trucks.

A little clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tap8SxA0bIU

Another clip... We had lots of freezing rain just before I left work in late evening on a weekend so the roads had not been cleared. Over 90% of my route was covered in ice. Still had about 60% of ice the next morning. Cars couldn't brake or start at intersections. Saw a telephone pole that had been ran into quite violently. Studded tires made riding almost like on dry pavement.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=covE4EscfFY

PatrickGSR94 08-30-13 09:59 AM

You posted 2 links to the same clip, did you mean to post a different 2nd link?

Erick L 08-30-13 10:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 (Post 16014287)
You posted 2 links to the same clip, did you mean to post a different 2nd link?

Oops! Sorry 'bout that. Fixed the link... twice because I also put them in the wrong order.

DJ Shaun 08-30-13 09:52 PM

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Mostly urban commute with many parts in traffic. No nice rural scenic views here.
Murray St.
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=337798
Rideau St.
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=337799
Ogilvie Rd.
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=337800
Unless I take a detour on the way home. Rockcliffe Pkwy
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=337801

PatrickGSR94 09-01-13 04:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Erick L (Post 16014381)
Oops! Sorry 'bout that. Fixed the link... twice because I also put them in the wrong order.

Nice videos, excellent quality. I love how steady they appear to be. How/where is your camera mounted?

Darth Lefty 09-01-13 10:28 PM

Fire road extending from Main to the American River bike trail in Orangevale, CA

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2844/9...67c1c135_b.jpg

Fizzaly 09-02-13 12:24 AM

This was the commuting conditions a couple of weeks ago in Boise, it's a bit clearer now most days.

http://i.imgur.com/UUhjYdr.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/BdBtxeE.jpg

groovestew 09-04-13 10:06 AM

K, I'm going to get a little self-indulgent here and post way too many photos of my commute. I'm usually in too much of a hurry to stop and smell the flowers, but I took a day off yesterday and had to go downtown anyway, so I cataloged my route along the way.

I start off in suburbia:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Z...o/P1010022.jpg
The city has actually been putting some effort into improving their cycling infrastructure in recent years, and when the road was resurfaced a couple years ago, they painted in a bike lane. That bike lane takes me all the way to a ravine:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Y...o/P1010023.jpg
It's paved on this side, but the other side is gravel and very steep, and it's tough to make it up on a fixed gear without spinning out on the gravel and losing all momentum. Once I exit the ravine, I'm in residential for a while:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-B...o/P1010024.jpg
And yes, everyone in this city drives trucks or SUVs. This road takes me to this bridge:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-L...o/P1010025.jpg
over this freeway:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-G...o/P1010027.jpg
Where the road disappears in the distance is a bridge which I'll be on in a minute. Here's the view from the bridge:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-4...o/P1010028.jpg
Edmonton has something like 18,000 acres of continuous parkland around the river, making it one of the largest urban parks in North America. We need some claim to fame in this northern Canadian city, right? At the far end of the bridge is this:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-q...o/P1010029.jpg
the latest in controversial public art installations. Many concerned citizens were up in arms about their taxpayer dollars funding what looks like an elephant dung pile. I kinda like it.

To be continued...

ill.clyde 09-04-13 10:08 AM

Looks like a giant pile of Buckyballs

groovestew 09-04-13 10:19 AM

Groovestew's commute continued:

After crossing the river, I'm on this path which runs parallel to the river for a while, and eventually climbs out of the valley:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-M...o/P1010031.jpg
The hill at the end is popular in the afternoons among roadies doing hill repeats, and longboarders who love flying around the switchbacks. Shortly after climbing out of the valley, I descend right back in:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-y...o/P1010034.jpg
If I'm on my road bike, I'll shift to the big ring/small cog and fly down on the road, but on a fixie, I'm not so quick, so I stay on the path. Another river crossing follows, and then another path along the river, and then to the final hill:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-e...o/P1010037.jpg
It's only about 150 foot vertical from where I'm standing to the level of the top of the black bridge, but it's still a tough little climb. Once at the top, I'm dumped into the downtown core:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-C...o/P1010041.jpg
and then I'm at work! Thanks for viewing.

anthonybkny 09-20-13 09:25 AM

couple of pics a snapped this morning on the way in to work Bklyn to Manhattan

http://i41.tinypic.com/x6h6iq.jpg
http://i43.tinypic.com/2v2a1jl.jpg

my ride
http://i40.tinypic.com/28wjc7t.jpg

spivonious 09-20-13 09:48 AM

^ Nice! Have you seen an uptick in commuters since the bike share program went into place?

anthonybkny 09-20-13 09:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by spivonious (Post 16086318)
^ Nice! Have you seen an uptick in commuters since the bike share program went into place?

thanks. and yes, many more commuters it seems since citibike started.

Doohickie 09-20-13 10:24 AM

A condensed video of my commute...


I will have to update it- I'm moving to a different building in November and they've already closed the showers where I'm at, so no bicycle commuting right now.

PatrickGSR94 09-20-13 10:33 AM

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Had the privilege of seeing the sunrise this morning.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=341762

the sci guy 09-20-13 11:03 AM

props to the chick riding in the striped dress

groovestew 09-20-13 11:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by the sci guy (Post 16086615)
props to the chick riding in the striped dress

If she had been a few feet to the left, she would have blended in with the zebra crossing.

PatrickGSR94 09-20-13 12:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Doohickie (Post 16086449)
A condensed video of my commute...


I will have to update it- I'm moving to a different building in November and they've already closed the showers where I'm at, so no bicycle commuting right now.

Wow lots of residential neighborhoods. Wish I had that option on my commute, but alas, nothing connects like I wish it did.

How many times a week do you make that round trip? All in one day or do you split it up between days?

Doohickie 09-20-13 02:30 PM

I'm not actively commuting these days. When I was doing it, I was probably bike commuting about once or twice a week on the route shown. I started bike commuting when I was working in a different building only 7 miles from my house; in those days I commuted by bike most of the time. A couple years ago I just got sick of riding home when it was over 105*F, so I started riding with a group that rides at night, and stopped commuting altogether. Also, my family situation is such that it's better for me to get home ASAP most nights and if I want to ride, do that later on.

I tried to get back to commuting once every week or two, but then I broke my arm in April and by the time I recovered it was too damn hot again. At this point, my job is moving to a new building in about a month and they've closed the locker room in my current building, so I won't ride to work again until at least November.

As for the residential streets, that's really what makes Fort Worth bike friendly but in a stealthy way. You can get from one place to another by cutting through neighborhoods. If you always drive, these routes don't look practical and, if you notice, I do some off-road portions and follow the river trail for a bit. Until I learned these shortcuts, it was not as easy to ride to work. Many neighborhoods are just fine for riding, and you can ride into the north end of a residential area, come out the south end, cross a busy street, and go right into another neighborhood, which means minimal exposure to motor commuter traffic.

On top of that, the city is trying to make improvements in the bike infrastructure, like this bridge which will be useful on my commute (especially when rains make the low water crossings over the river impossible), and this one, which connects a large park on the city's west side with downtown on the east side of the river. It helps that our mayor is a cycle commuter herself. Here's a picture of me (foreground) and Mayor Betsy from this past Wednesday's Rolling Town Hall.

http://static.blipfotos.com/uploads/....63530166.jpeg

the sci guy 10-14-13 02:27 PM

NPR is having a photo assignment: http://www.npr.org/blogs/pictureshow...edium=facebook

Tags your twitter or instagram pics of your commute with #pscommute and yours might be chosen for their gallery. They want you to write a few other details to look at the page posted above.

It's not solely for biking, but I bet us bike commuters have some great photos!

Here's my submission: http://t.co/TVXWoua5vv

TheDavid 10-15-13 09:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by groovestew (Post 16030132)
K, I'm going to get a little self-indulgent here and post way too many photos of my commute. I'm usually in too much of a hurry to stop and smell the flowers, but I took a day off yesterday and had to go downtown anyway, so I cataloged my route along the way.

I start off in suburbia:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Z...o/P1010022.jpg
The city has actually been putting some effort into improving their cycling infrastructure in recent years, and when the road was resurfaced a couple years ago, they painted in a bike lane. That bike lane takes me all the way to a ravine:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Y...o/P1010023.jpg
It's paved on this side, but the other side is gravel and very steep, and it's tough to make it up on a fixed gear without spinning out on the gravel and losing all momentum. Once I exit the ravine, I'm in residential for a while:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-B...o/P1010024.jpg
And yes, everyone in this city drives trucks or SUVs. This road takes me to this bridge:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-L...o/P1010025.jpg
over this freeway:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-G...o/P1010027.jpg
Where the road disappears in the distance is a bridge which I'll be on in a minute. Here's the view from the bridge:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-4...o/P1010028.jpg
Edmonton has something like 18,000 acres of continuous parkland around the river, making it one of the largest urban parks in North America. We need some claim to fame in this northern Canadian city, right? At the far end of the bridge is this:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-q...o/P1010029.jpg
the latest in controversial public art installations. Many concerned citizens were up in arms about their taxpayer dollars funding what looks like an elephant dung pile. I kinda like it.

To be continued...

Groovestew: What is this commute like in the winter?

PatrickGSR94 10-15-13 10:02 AM

Last Thursday morning as compared to this morning.

https://scontent-b-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/...40755432_n.jpg

acidfast7 10-15-13 11:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by groovestew (Post 16030132)

:thumb:

acidfast7 10-15-13 11:19 AM

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snapped a couple of rolling into town

entering the small English market village with the elevated bridge in the background
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=346174

water (kayaking is an option for commuting that one of my colleagues now regularly does)
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=346175

high/main street
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=346176

lots o' bricks
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=346177

town hall
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=346178

small shops
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=346179

my humble abode lies down this alley
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=346180

way too many cars (including my wrong side drive version)
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=346181

acidfast7 10-15-13 11:22 AM

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other commute starts and ends here in CPH:
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=346182

commute here is like this:


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