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ON BIKE CULTURE IN EUGENE | Fine blogging since 2010 (with periodic long breaks)
August 21, 2010
November 4, 2010
Why, oh why?
About Eugene Bicyclist
I’m a longtime lover of the two-wheeled contraption known as the bicycle. In the past, I’ve toured and ridden with clubs and raced — not well, mind you. I languished in Cat 5 as a road bike rider and Sport class as a mountain bike racer. But I did things like intervals on training rides and I kept track of my a.m. resting heart rate. So much free time we have when we’re young! Things change. These days most of my riding involves commuting to and from my job, something I’ve been doing for literally decades now. I can’t claim I pedal to work every day — but a lot of days. Yes, I do have a car, too. I’m not a fanatic. Anyway, I see things on my commute and have thoughts about them. I will post those things here. Yes, basically this is a rip-off of Bike Snob. So be it. He’s in Brooklyn for God’s sake. This is Eugene. Contact me at: eugenebicyclist [at] gmail [dot] com
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Eugene bike shop directory
If you notice any information amiss on this page, have something you think should be added or take issue with anything I’ve written here, send me a note: eugenebicyclist [at] gmail [dot] com. Arriving by Bike Address/phone: 27o5 Willamette St. / 541-484-5410 Website: arrivingbybike.com Hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; closed Sundays About: Specializes in cycling-as-transportation — that is, commuting gear, freight bikes, cargo bikes, panniers, etc. I have made a couple of big-ticket purchases here, including an Xtracycle kit and some rain gear. Nice shop, helpful people. Blue Heron Bicycles Address/phone: 877 E. 13th Ave. / 541-343-2488 Website: www.bicycleshopeugene.com Hours: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday About: I always thought of Blue Heron as just “that campus bike shop.” I don’t really know what I meant by that, but I’ve been in there a couple of times lately and have been greeted by super friendly and helpful employees. They say they specialize in the repair of vintage bikes. I’ve never used that service, but judging by the numbers of retro bikes I see rolling around campus, I…
Recommended blogs and websites
Cycling blogs I like Bike Portland: Frequently updated blog about urban cycling — mostly, but not entirely, Portland-centric. Bike Snob: Very funny bicycling blogger from New York City. We Bike Eugene: Advocacy and news about Eugene cycling (currently in a state of semi-hiatus). Other Eugene cycling websites Eugene Safe Routes to School: Advocacy and education regarding safe cycling for kids and families. GEARS: Eugene cycling organization that sponsors noncompetitive rides, safety classes, etc. Eugene blogs I like (not cycling related) Culinaria Eugenius: A food blog focused on Eugene: eating in, eating out, cooking, canning, etc. Northwest Book Lovers: Blog about books, authors and bookstores in the Northwest Ticket Files (an R-G blog): I don’t get out much anymore, but I can read about the shows I might have seen
GEARs bike calendar: Rides, meetings, events, etc.
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