Pardon me while I lift up my new T-shirt and observe my own navel for a moment. We rolled past a couple of milestones recently:
- The first anniversary of this blog was June 10. So it’s been over a year now since I made that first post on a strange whim.
- I recently surpassed 100 posts, which seems like an awful lot of this nonsense.
But I want you to know that I’m not in this for the numbers. I’m in it for the money. Which brings me to today’s important news.
In celebration of these milestones, we have printed some exciting Eugene Bicyclist “Team Crate” T-shirts, in regular and frou-frou ladies’ versions (although the ladies version is not quite as frou-frou as we expected).
If you own a crate bike, wear it proudly. If you don’t own a cratie, wear it ironically. They’re versatile.
And you, reader, can try to win one right now. (Or failing that, you can buy one.)
Following are photos of 15 bicycle-related road signs in or around Eugene. Your task is to tell me where each sign is. Answer as specifically as you can: “13th & University,” say, is better than “UO campus.” But do the best you can. You don’t have to answer every question.
I think these signs are distinctive enough in one way or another that they can be pinpointed. In some cases, the context of the photo might offer some clues.
The person who correctly pinpoints the most wins a T-shirt. The deadline for entering will be 10 p.m. next Tuesday, June 28. So you have the weekend to go ride around and find them — like a big scavenger hunt. If there is a tie, we will put the top contestants in a hat, and Sharrow will blindly draw one of the names.
Any other disputes that may arise will be adjudicated by my 4-year-old.
Here we go. Click on the thumbnail to see a larger version of the photo:
UPDATE: Contest is closed. The commenter known as “jonesey” wins. He missed only two.
Here are the answers:
- On the little bike path dropping down to the River Trail from the DeFazio bridge, on the south side of the river.
- On the David Minor ghost bike at 13th and Willamette.
- Off of Onyx, or whatever passes for Onyx, on the north side of Broadway — where the UO keeps the urban farm, the blue collar maintenance stuff and the art majors, I believe.
- Mount Pisgah.
- West end of the new Delta Ponds bike-pedestrian bridge.
- On the south side of East Broadway, near Hilyard.
- Valley River Inn
- Entering the alley between Broadway and 10th from Willamette, near Shoe-A-Holic.
- Nobody got this one, and it is baffling to me, too: It on Friendly, just south of 18th. I have no idea what this sign is doing here, because it’s the only one I’ve ever seen.
- EWEB plaza
- 15th and Lincoln — somebody customized the sign post.
- 13th and Hilyard.
- Valley River Center parking lot, just east of the Greenway bike-pedestrian bridge
- The under-construction I-5 bridge over the Willamette River, above where the bike path detour passes through into Springfield.
- Fifth and Pearl, where the bike lane disappeared because of the Inn at the Fifth St. Market construction.