Posts tagged ‘bicycle’

Conference Bike

Photo by Mike Nice

Photo by Mike Nice

This conference bike was in action at Trailblazer Park during Bike Day. Conference bikes have a number of uses – from letting blind people join the ride to organizations renting them for a meeting. For those meetings, they set a distance limit for meetings; when they complete the planned route for the ride, the meeting is declared to be over.

This is Bicycle Theme Day – to see other views of bicycles from other city photo blogs around the world, click here.

Bicycle Repair Stand

Photo by Mike Nice

Photo by Mike Nice

WYFF4’s Allyson Powell is checking out a newly installed bicycle repair stand for a story. The bicycle repair stand is located at the transit center which is centrally located downtown. The air pump will be the most commonly used tool, and the easiest to use. For more advanced repairs, the repair stand has a QR code that can be scanned to for videos on other types of bicycle repairs.

Of course it would be a challenge to make an advanced repair without getting dirty when you’re dressed as nicely as Allyson!

The story by WYFF4 is here.

B-Cycle Bike Share

Six stations have been installed around Greenville for a new bike sharing network by B-Cycle.  They are handy to get around the city without needing to hunt for parking or use a car.   The pricing is designed to encourage short-term usage by giving members usage for the first hour at no extra charge.   Although additional pricing per hour is not bad, full day rentals are best obtained from one of the other bicycle rental shops such as Reedy Rides, Bike the Rabbit, Pedal Chic, or TTR Bikes.  As this station shows, they are a popular option when the weather is good.

Notes for Techo-geeks and Artists

For geeks: A mapping site – Greenville Open Map can suggest B-Cycle bike stations when the B-Cycle travel mode is selected.   Here is an example trip from Fluor Field to NOMA square.  Although it’s easy to find your way around town today, this sort of map planning will become more useful in the future as more stations are added to the bike network around Greenville.

For geeks and Artists:  An interactive map coloring site is intended to study transportation time from any part of the city by various travel modes.  But it make a fun toy to create interesting color patterns.   Move the green marker around, and be patient as it redraws.   Change the “Search Type” for different color schemes and patterns.  Change the “Mode” to see different patterns emerge.

B-Cycle station at City Hall

 

Rainy Days and Mondays…

Thinking of the old song “Rainy Days & Mondays always get me down…”, nothing can be done about the beginning of the work week, but the rain is another story! Simply put on some protective gear and go outside to play in the rain on your bicycle.   And what kid doesn’t enjoy splashing in the puddles?

Even so, I wouldn’t recommend this when there may be lightning or high winds like the storms predicted for today.  This photo was taken on a previous calm rainy day.

I didn’t have the setup for a proper self-portrait in the heavy rain, so this is only a low resolution picture.