November 9, 2011

Biking Around Town

My focus of the blog so far has been to emphasize commuting but that doesn't mean a bicyclist cannot go to a bar and hang out with friends. The pictures taken in yesterday's post were actually taken on the way to a Thanksgiving party in Grandview. In all, it was a 6 mile trip to the party.

There’s really nothing to biking in non-rush hour traffic. The roads are so under capacity that it’s such easier to take the road. So attention to all new bikers, I strongly suggest that you start biking on surface streets on weekends when people don’t have to stop the world from ending.

The interesting part of the evening was that impromptu planning added another stop to our itinerary, Gresso’s in German Village. I was hesitant at first because it was dark and it would add another 6 miles to our commute but hey, you only live once.

Biking in the dark kind of sucks. Same with the Alabama – LSU game. But the nice thing about biking from Grandview to the German Village is that the streets are very bike friendly because traffic is so slow. Plus, if you feel up to it you can take the Olentangy Bike trail through downtown.

Biking in the dark and cold really sucks. It was about 40 degrees when we returned and although it was an additional 6 miles, I can say that I will not be biking much longer this fall. I plan to have a post at the beginning of December which analyzes Columbus weather and how bicycle friendly (or unfriendly) it is, but overall I don’t want to bike 6 miles in 20 degree weather.

So this post turned out to have two morals of the story. 1) You can bike to entertainment venues and 2) the cold sucks.

Next time: What's the deal about biking on the sidewalk?

Cool link of the day: Will it blend?


  1. Rock on Cole!! Good to know bicycling doesn't hold you back from spontaneous activities.

  2. When the going gets tough, the tough get going unless it's really cold outside.


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