Posts from the ‘bicycle’ category

Lucky Bike

The Lucky Bike shop on Sydney Street just off Poinsett Highway has done a great job creating artwork on the building to match the bicycle business.  They perform bike repairs, as well as refurbish and sell quality used bikes, reCycling them, in effect.   The building and the all the fixtures inside have also been recycled.   Watch a short informative overview video created by one of their customers.   There are also several good human interest stories on the Lucky Bike Shop Facebook page

Cross in the Park

 

Cyclists must carry their bikes over obstacles

The first “Cross in the Park” Cyclocross series was held over the weekend in Cleveland park.   Cyclocross courses often include unpaved surfaces, and feature a number of obstacles designed to force the riders to walk, jump, run, or climb over them.   Cyclists must dismount several times over a complete course route.   This double barrier was located next to the Reedy River – the Swamp Rabbit Trail runs on the other side of the river.

Although the sport does not have a large following in the Greenville area, it is a great way for road racers to keep in shape in the off-season.

Bicycle rack on a Greenlink bus

A bicycle rack on a Greenlink bus in downtown Greenville, SC.  This photo was taken by Denton Harryman and posted at GreenvilleDailyPhoto.com on 12/10/2008.
I have been looking for this photo opportunity for a while and was fortunate to catch it last night. What I wanted to catch was the bicycle rack in use on the front of a Greenlink bus. I think Greenville deserve praise for incorporating bicycles and mass transit … After taking a photo the driver honked, rolled down his window, waved, and asked that I take a second photo … smart and friendly.

Taking a bicycle ride in downtown Greenville

Taking a bicycle ride in downtown Greenville, SC.  This photo was taken by Denton Harryman and posted at GreenvilleDailyPhoto.com and 9/3/2008.
As a follow-up to yesterday’s photo I’m sharing another photo of bicycle riding in downtown Greenville … The reason I’m continuing the bicycle theme is that I am developing an interest which may result in the purchase of a bike. I was specifically interested in Galley’s comment from yesterday: “I ride on the trails every weekend, and there was far more people using them this weekend than usual. Also, the section between Cleveland Park and Greenville Tech is now open” … Note that the Greater Greenville website has a page dedicated to Trails and Greenways including several bike trails.