ON BIKE CULTURE IN EUGENE | Fine blogging since 2010 (with periodic long breaks)
I used to be a journalist. Look here’s the proof:
But no more. I’ve moved on. So now I can make fun of The Register-Guard all I want with no fear of repercussion. What are they going to do — cancel my subscription?
But I just want to warn you that you shouldn’t rely on me for timely bike news. It all depends on whether I feel like blogging or whether I’d rather sit on the couch and play “Angry Birds.”
But today I’ve decided to fill you in on some news. Look at this. Here is this month’s winner of the Improvised Cargo Device of the Week:
Yes, that would appear to be an old drawer. Sorry about the blurry photo. I used to be a journalist, but not a photojournalist. Here’s another look:
I really like the knob.
You know, I do actually sit around from time to time trying to think of all the possible things that could be used to as improvised cargo devices. This one had never crossed my mind. I don’t think I’m frugal enough to be this creative.
But on to the real news. EWEB and ODOT … hey, that would be a good name for a cartoon, kind of like “Ren & Stimpy“:
Anyway, EWEB and ODOT — man it’s taking a long time to get to the news, isn’t it — EWEB and ODOT are closing the Knickerbocker bridge for 11 days, starting next Monday, July 9. It will reopen on the 20th. EWEB is repairing a water line that runs underneath the bridge and ODOT is doing some kind of work on the path related to the new I-5 bridge.
We don’t particularly care about the details. Just know that you should detour onto the Autzen Bridge, which is the one we refuse to call by its new name, because the new name is way too hard to spell (Phronemaier or something).
If you don’t know the Knickerbocker Bridge, it’s the one closest to the freeway. Here:
That’s all I can handle for tonight. I have some other things to tell you about tomorrow. And I’ll have to catch you up on Le Tour de Milk Crate, too.