Monday, July 15, 2013

Joe Biden in Ray-Bans? 800+ page views - and counting.

I posted this VP-look-alike foto two years ago.  It's NOT Joe Biden, though the orig headline suggested it might be, maybe, what do you think, could be Joe B?

So far it's the most clicked-on post on the Poppy Velo Blog.  More than 800 page views, and the visitors keep on comin'.

The guy is my pal and NAMG colleague Jim Jowett.  He doesn't exactly resemble the Veep, but enough visitors clicked in to take a closer look-see.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Bike Friendly: Free Air, Loaner Tools, Velo TLC.

Talk about your city being velo-friendly!  

Check out this free-to-all comfort station overlooking Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis.  Sponsored by Health Partners, there's a hand pump as well as compressed air.  A set of tire irons. Allen wrenches of all sizes. And a pair of screw drivers, Phillips Head and regular blade.

This may be old news to you, dear reader; it's new, new, new to me.  And the whole rig is set up a few feet away from the Metro Bike Share check-in station.

So convenient. So forward thinking. So velo-friendly and considerate.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Three Weeks Later: Road Still Flooded.

Old Long Lake Road circumscribes, what else, Old Long Lake.  And three weeks after the humongous storms that blew our way, the road is still under water.  In the 14 years we've lived here in Long Lake, we've never experienced such flooding, tree destruction, power ourtages, sump pump nightmares, etc.  Climate change?  Could be.