Category Archives: Day Ride

Travel Alder St Cycle Track in Minutes

Have you ever needed to travel up and back on the new Alder Street Cycle Track, in under 5 minutes? Well I actually can’t help you with that, but you can view its entirety of the cycle track right now from your computer. The other day I rode North and South bound lanes of the Alder Street Cycle Track in Eugene, Oregon, recording it with my new camera so more people can see it who haven’t been able to make it to the street yet, just don’t ride in that area, or are not from Eugene and can see what this cycle track looks like. This is a great way to view  it, or show it off and brag “my city has a cycle track and bicycle only traffic signals“. When I went out to film this ride; the streets were pretty empty due to students being home for the holidays, and because it was right before the 2012 Rose Bowl (the Ducks Won!) Normally this area is full of students riding, driving, and walking to and from the University of Oregon campus.

This is the first cycle track here in Eugene featuring: one way car traffic (South bound only), North and South bound bike lanes on one side of the road, painted buffer zone separating the car lane from the bikes, green painted intersections to denote “car and bike caution crossing zone”, green painted bike boxes for south bound lanes, bicycle only traffic signals, and center lane car parking between 12th and 13th.

Sorry for any added shakiness, speeding a 6min ride one way into about 2min adds some extra bumps along the way. Enjoy the videos and feel free to share them to show the new cycling infrastructure here in Eugene, OR.

North bound starting at Alder/19th ending at Alder/Franklin Blvd.

South bound tarting at Alder/Franklin Blvd ending at Alder/19th.

Read more about Eugene’s First Bike Only Traffic Signal

Rainy Day Floods & Splash Cam Test

Flooded Bicycle PathYesterday after reading a blog post from Eugene Bicyclist about the Fern Ridge Bike Path flooding at the underpasses below the streets. (Read Here) I decided to I wanted to check this out for myself, being my first year in Eugene. Before the ride, I constructed something I’ve been meaning to try out. I mounted my Fuji Waterproof XP10 camera on the the end of some “bull-horn” handle bars I got from a friend. I used a camera mount from a cheap small tripod and attached them to the end of the bar. It seemed to work out alright for the first day.  This should give us a new perspective to add to the videos Angel and I make.
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Here are 2 short video of the first test with the camera mount.

Splash Through The Rain from Austin McKimmey on Vimeo.

Fern Ridge Bike Path Flood from Austin McKimmey on Vimeo.

Sunny September Photos for Cold December Days

It is not September anymore but I came across some photos I thought I had posted on here. I didn’t then so I will now, because I like these photos.

Angel took this photo, it shows how nice it was that day.

I hope these warm you up.

Science Factory

The other day while Angel and I were riding around we found the Science Factory. It’s a brightly colored children’s museum in Alton Baker Park, across from Autzen Stadium. We took some photos in front of the building.

Surly Long Haul Trucker

Linus Mixte 3speed

Surly Long Haul Trucker, The sun is always in my eyes

Linus Mixte 3speed

More photos

Here are some more photos from the past couple days. Had a lot of good days, and photos to go along with them.
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From a bike ride up to Skinner’s Butte

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From outside of UofO on our bike registration trip.

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Angel and I

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Taking some photos by the river

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A nice man on a tall bike rode by us on a walk

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Buzz-sawing a cup

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Eating sour patch kids

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We made wonderful Boca burgers and corn

More Random Photos

Some photos

A nice clean red Schwinn Continental, reminds me of my old bike

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Team Buddha

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We got cards for the Eugene Public Library, it’s a wonderful place probably the best library I have been to. It’s a lot of fun, large selection of everything. Great audio book choices.

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Here are some of our books from the first trip there.

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Went on a great trip to grocery store, filled up the trailer

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The Sun and Robin Hood

We went for a short ride today to pick up an order from REI. Then we just explored around the river front.

Down on the bike path along the river there are planets set up along the path.
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We also came across these streets today.

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Random photos

My UBI classmates

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Riverbank Path

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Angel and her pie from Sweet Life

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21mile Blackberry Bramble Ride

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First Post

First day in Eugene, had a wonderful day bike ride with my girlfriend. We rode from our house, along the Amazon Creek bike path Fern Ridge Bike Path, out to the end at Meadowlark Prairie. We later rode to University of Oregon and back to Amazon Park to watch some bike polo.

Nice day out.

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Here is a video edited by Angel.

Eugene First Bike Ride from Austin McKimmey on Vimeo.