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J Z

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Apr 3 2014 at 1:27pm #

…cyclists/riders you’ve observed on your commute? I counted 7 today on the way in.


Ahlir

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Apr 3 2014 at 6:27pm #

Saw just one, some douche
Trying to track-stand on a geared bike
Later blows red light

It’s time to go home
A big rain. I decide to take the bus
Two cyclists pass by

[haiku? you decide]


helen s

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Apr 4 2014 at 2:02pm #

A few years ago on my way home from work via the jail trail on a nice spring Sunday, I saw at least 61 other people on bikes- commuters, people exercising, families with kids, etc.


Swalfoort

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Apr 4 2014 at 3:35pm #

I used to keep count. Coming in from Bellevue, 3-4 used to be notable. Now I often see that number before I hit the North Side.

That’s a good thing!

Seeing 7 in early April is pretty notable, however!


Mikhail

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Apr 4 2014 at 3:39pm #

Some people who commutes on Tuesday’s around 6:15-6:30pm could encountered up to 70 people exercising. :)


stefb

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Apr 5 2014 at 9:26pm #

I usually see 10-20 on my commute home. Sometimes I will see up to 10 people I know. It’s really nice.


Mick

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Apr 7 2014 at 10:49am #

Even in the dead of winter (and this winter was exceptionally “dead”), there would be one or two that I would see.


J Z

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Apr 7 2014 at 11:19am #

helen s wrote:A few years ago on my way home from work via the jail trail on a nice spring Sunday, I saw at least 61 other people on bikes- commuters, people exercising, families with kids, etc.

My jaw dropped, until I got to “Sunday”.


J Z

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Apr 7 2014 at 11:22am #

Mick wrote:Even in the dead of winter (and this winter was exceptionally “dead”), there would be one or two that I would see.

Seemed like there were relatively a “lot” of tracks this winter, though last year was my first as a “four seasons” commuter, so I don’t have anything to compare it to.


jonawebb

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Apr 7 2014 at 11:29am #

I’ve been counting them on my commute home, east of Turtle Creek. So far, for this year, I’m up to two, not counting kids.


helen s

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Apr 7 2014 at 4:06pm #

J Z wrote:

helen s wrote:A few years ago on my way home from work via the jail trail on a nice spring Sunday, I saw at least 61 other people on bikes- commuters, people exercising, families with kids, etc.

My jaw dropped, until I got to “Sunday”.

I frequently work on Sundays, hence the commute that day.


mjyc

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Apr 9 2014 at 2:23pm #

I ride the jail trail from Downtown to the trailhead (that’s where I park – White Mountaineer). I always see the same couple vehicles in the lot and the same girl cyclist with a purple jacket on in the morning (and also the same girl jogger in the morning ) , and I also recognize two guys riding toward downtown after work that I see frequently. I’ve only been cycle commuting for about a year now, so I am just starting to recognize fellow regulars.

Oh yeah and the guy who rides with his hands in his hoodie pockets.

I’m the girl in the obnoxious yellow jacket :)


byogman

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Apr 9 2014 at 3:22pm #

One of my more surprising rides in terms of the number of people seen on bike (probably 25 riders or so total) was actually lateish mid November.

It was a beautiful day but windy and I was lugging the menorah trailer around which caught the wind very well and made me feel like I was pulling a boat anchor.

Also took a longer route (up boundary/neville) because I wasn’t sure sidewalk would work pulling that monstrosity, and I didn’t want to associate the menorah with road rage, and then once I reached Squirrel Hill, what the heck, went out to Murray before doubling back (my home is west of Wightman). Was worth it, saw 5 cyclists just on that final tiny detour.

It was a blast. Moral of the story, if you want to get a little better sampling of what’s out there, take the long way home and go very slowly.

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