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Video: January Spencer Butte Hike

Angel made a video of the hike we did up Spencer Butte in January after the first good snow. It was our first hike on the butte and a great time. We can’t wait to get to go hike up it again.

Photos from the hike are in this older post: Snow on Spencer Butte

PSA: “Sonic Sez” to Check Your Bike


Don’t let your bicycle fall in disrepair like Grounder and Scratch. Check your bike over before every ride and keep it well maintained like our good friends Sonic the Hedgehog and Miles “Tails” Prower.

Update:
Here is a great resource for bicycle safety checks and other information at League of American Bicyclists. – Thanks Shane of Eugene Safe Routes to School for the link!

PSA from the 1993 TV series The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog.

New Friends Ride

Yesterday was a bike group bike ride organized by Eugene Bicyclist. It was a great ride even though there was some rain. There were 16 people who showed up, plus 6 kids in tow. We had a great ride around the bike paths around the Willamette River. It was about a 10 mile ride from EWEB Plaza, to the Autzen Footbridge past the Delta Ponds, then on to Ninkasi Brewing for drinks, where we had a nice time talking. It was great to meet all these people and make new friends.

Thank you to all who came. It was a wonderful time; hopefully we can have another meet up.

All the photos are also on my Flickr.

A little distorted post ride panorama.

More photos from others there
EugeneSRTSFlickr
Eugene Bicyclist – Post: A little rain never hurt anyone

We made a nice video of the time. Sadly I forgot my GoPro at home, but Angel still got some good footage. Enjoy.

Special thanks to fellow bloggers:
Eugene Bicyclist
EugeneSRTS
Eugene Doom Bike
And businesses:
Ninkasi Brewing for being so kind after the ride.
GreenCycle Services for joining us on our ride.

End of January Bike Ride

Angel and I got ice cream from Viva! Vegetarian Grill today. The second greatest vegan ice cream, only to my own. 😉 Viva has the best soft serve, with great flavors to choose from, all organic, with specialty ingredients. They have new flavors every couple weeks. Angel got Mocha and I got Apple Spice. After that, we rode down to the river paths around Alton Baker Park to see the flooded areas. The flooding had receded, but the water is still high enough that some of it covers or reaches the edges of the path. Later saw a Penny-farthing.

Mocha Icecream Apple Spice Icecream North Bank Path Sign Flooded Path May Be Flooded When River Rises By the River Bank Surly and The Tree Penny-farthing

Here’s a nice video we made of the ride.

Fern Ridge Lake Ride

Fern Ridge Wildlife Area MapFriday I ate pizza with Angel between classes at Pegasus Pizza. Afterwards, I went on a ride out to Fern Ridge Lake. It’s nice to get out on a good ride during the break in the winter weather. I had never ridden out to the lake itself; Angel and I had only ridden out to the end of Fern Ridge Bike Path on the first day we moved to Eugene. It was my First Post on my blog. I didn’t know where I was going to go I  just figured if I went west from Fern Ridge Bike Path I would have to run into the lake. So ended up going straight out Royal Ave, right of the bike path, and ran into something I didn’t know existed (it’s not marked on Google Maps) but it was a part of the Fern Ridge Wildlife Area. Royal Ave runs right to the divide of the Royal Amazon Unit and Fisher Butte Unit. It was a great ride and when the weather gets nicer I will have to ride out again and spend more time hiking around the wildlife area.

Pizza With Angel for Lunch My Pizza Wetlands Bridge Railroad Tie Who Sunk the Bike? Horses With Jackets Bird Lookout Wetlands Drain Cattails Path Damn Looking at Spencer Butte

Here are two panoramas from the ride. Click photo to view fully.
This is a large field of geese; all the black dots are geese feeding.
Geese Feild
From a bird watching deck at the Fern Ridge Wildlife Area.
Fern Ridge Wildlife Area

I took this nice little video, it’s so calm out there. Just the wind and birds.
-Sorry there was a mess up and the full 3:47 video posted. I might fix it later.

“Shit Cyclists Say” Video


PeopleForBikes.org has made a “Shit Cyclists Say” video, inspired by the popular “Shit Girls Say” videos and all the videos that followed from it. This video is more roadie specific, but should still be funny to most cyclists. I hope someone comes out with a video for, bike commuters, touring cyclist, cargo bike, etc. As long as they are cyclist related I’m sure they will be funny.

There is also a “Shit Mountain Bikers Say” by IHTtwo.

Snow on Spencer Butte

Last week (1-16-11), Angel and I decided to go hiking on Spencer Butte for the first time since we moved to Eugene. We can see the butte from our home, with it just being 4 miles away. I have ridden my bike around it, but we just haven’t ever gone hiking there. Eugene seems to have enough inside the town to keep us busy for quite some time. With the snow falling the day before, we really wanted to get in the hills to get good photos of it. I got great use out of my new Merrell shoes in their first real hike, and I used the GoPro with its head mount to get some nice photos and videos on the hike. The video of the hike will be posted later.

Panorama Photos
I also took some great panorama photos. Follow the links below to view them in their entirety.
• 360° spherical view on the path up the butte in the woods on the trail(Here).
• 360° view up at the summit(Here).

*Update: Video from the hike(Here).

Photos of the hike and climb up to the summit of Spencer Butte, Flickr Set.
Snowman Snowman 2 Hours Later Snow Fern 1-16-12 Foot 365 Little Snowman Trees Angel Summit Snowman Our Home Angel at the Summit

Thumbs Up

There is a clip from the “Thumbs Up for Rock and Roll!” video featured in a new commercial for Google Chrome. The commercial “Make It Happen” shows videos of “to-do’s” and other  teaching videos from YouTube(owned by Google). In the very last clip (at 50sec) you see the kid who just learned to ride his bicycle say “Thumbs Up Everybody, Rock and Roll!” as he is giving the thumbs up, then 2 peace signs, high in the air.

This is a great video that is inspirational to all especially for young kids trying to learn to ride their bike. Showing the excitement of one kid after he first learned to ride his bike by himself.

First Snow in Eugene, Photos & Videos

Today(1-15-12) was the first day it snowed in Eugene, Oregon this season. It didn’t snow much, some heavy flurries, but nothing that sticks. Angel and I walked around a bit and took some nice photos and videos of the day. I wish I could have gotten up in the hills where it looked like it was frosted over, and might have stuck to the ground a little more.

Bike Heart Sticker Greenery
On the Fence Bamboo
Upturned Leaf Boat Green Army

Short Video I took during the first snow fall.

Time-Lapse Video of the snow fall.

Video: South Willamette

I shot some video with my helmet camera riding North Bound on South Willamette, between 24th and 29th. The city is working on plans for South Willamette that are hopefully going to include good facilities for bicycles, pedestrians, and motor vehicles. To read more about the city’s plans, here is more information.

Video was taken going North Bound on the roadway on January 11, 2012 around 3:40pm.

You can see/hear how bad the roads are right now, and that there is no place for cyclists to safely ride. I live right off of this street and find this road very uninviting in its current conditions to both pedestrians and cyclists. When walking on the sidewalks, there are frequent driveways going out into the street, and if you (or a driver) aren’t paying attention you could easily be hit by someone pulling in, or exiting any of these driveways. Angel and I feel like we are cut off behind this road with no side streets that can truly get us anywhere necessary. The road is too narrow to allow for 4 full lanes of cars and bicyWillamett St from 24th to 29thclists to ride safely alongside. You can see in the video 2 cars squeeze by me, the second aggressively honking, then squeezing between me and another car quickly only to stop a couple of yards ahead at an intersection. I am an experienced cyclist, and used to conditions like this, but would not recommend for other cyclists to ride on this street in this condition. I myself don’t enjoy riding on this street and avoid it whenever possible. Hopefully the new plans will address some of these problems, making it safer for all to use.