All done for now

November 9th, 2009

Update: Im now writing for the Baltimore Sun fitness blog, exercists. Check it out!

(Also, Im putting the Friday runs on hold for now. They will probably restart in the spring.)

Im going to stop posting on here for a long while.

When I first started this site, my employer was the Annapolis Capital, a wonderful paper that (at the time) had no running or transportation blogs. Now, however, I work for the Baltimore Sun, which within the last year has launched both a great  transportation blog and, more recently, a very nice running section. Since these vastly outdo my blog in terms of quality and quantity, Im happy to say that its now quite redundant.

That said, Id still love to see you at a Friday meetup, as those will continue.

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Style changes

October 29th, 2009

StylesheetHeads-up:  I may be playing with some new stylesheets over the next few days. Dont be alarmed, as it will all go back to normal-ish soon  :)

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Bike and pedestrian advisory group

October 2nd, 2009

Photo credit: sxc.hu

Photo credit: sxc.hu

Marylands advisory committee for cyclists and walkers meets next week at this time in Hanover (of all places). Heres the meeting information, for those lucky enough to have Fridays off:

Friday, October 9, 2009
Maryland Department of Transportation
Helen Delich Bentley Conference Room
7201 Corporate Center Drive -2nd Floor
Hanover, MD

Transit directions from downtown Baltimore

A full list of Marylands pedestrian/cycle public meeting times can be viewed here.

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Dubai trains get a lonelier launch

September 9th, 2009
September 9 was planned as a big day for Dubai.

September 9 was planned as a big day for Dubai.

The government folks in Dubai were set to launch both a new record-holding skyscraper and a major piece of the transit system today.

And then they werent set to launch them both anymore after all.

But it still looks like its going to be a nice rail system, complete with wi-fi and other splendid tricks. It should go a long way toward repairing a perceived weakness in the city, which has long been viewed as less pedestrian-friendly than some other cosmopolitan metros. Details on the new trains can be found here.

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The air is sweet, the flowers are in bloom and were talking to ourselves

August 25th, 2009

Image credit: sxc.hu While searching for a rather repetitively aired commercial on which Id long meant to comment*, I found something much more interesting instead:

Giving it a shot: So What are we waiting for?

*I was originally looking for the piece that starts with the dialogue (or monologue, I guess): Bicycle, what are we waiting for but I could not find it in video form, even though its an incredibly frequent CNN commercial. In either case, I find it very tough to imagine the focus group that resulted in Zyrtec brand managers deciding to run ads in which women talk to nonverbal objects/entities (heres another example). Perhaps the waiting area outside of the conference area was filled with hallucinogens on that fateful day.

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Baltimore police: Bicyclist was at fault

August 23rd, 2009

Image credit: sxc.hu

Image credit: sxc.hu

The tanker truck that became entangled with John Yates bicycle in the citys Station North district was too heavy for the driver to know of Yates presence, according to Baltimore police.

The accident killed Yates, a 67-year-old Charles Village resident.

Read the full story here

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At the request of a commenter

August 16th, 2009


View Running meetup spot in a larger map

This was a good suggestion. Thanks to Richard for the comment.

Now I just need to manage to show up. Ive missed it the last two weeks.

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Video: Eine Brise (Fleeting action for 111 cyclists)

July 20th, 2009

My relative ineptitude with video conversions has delayed this from going up sooner. Better late than never:

 

Please also read the accompanying story, as it gives some interesting background.

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Holiday schedule

July 2nd, 2009

A reminder: Metro is operating on a Saturday schedule tomorrow.

http://www.wmata.com/about_metro/news/PressReleaseDetail.cfm?ReleaseID=2652

Red Line redevelopment planning

June 28th, 2009

The team, led by TND Planning Group, will release its plan for area around the proposed red line stop on Monday at the Southeast Anchor Library, according to the Baltimore Sun. The Highlandtown area is located between Patterson Park and  Greektown. The most popular red line proposal involves light rail running from Woodlawn to the Johns Hopkins Bayview campus.

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