Autumn brings us the best scenery of the year. And interesting developments for transportation and recreation cyclists in the area.
They have completed a repaving project on the Greenbelt below Warm Springs Mesa... it's nice! After a long time waiting, the Esther Simplot Park is slated to open on November 2. They are converting Jefferson Street, which traverses downtown east/west, to a two-way road with bike lanes.
On a more personal level... the family stable of bikes is increasing.
My bride had a knee replacement surgery in April, and recently graduated from stationary bicycle to road-going bicycle. We found her a nice used Townie 21-speed on the craigslist. (She's getting the other knee done on November 1.)
My daughter used a generic "mountain" style bike out of the stable to go riding with Mom... so I found her a Townie on the craigslist. (They like the "classic" styling with curved tubes, etc. I like the aluminum frame and slightly-narrower tires.)
Since those acquisitions we've been on several rides together, including a Greenbelt tour downstream to Eagle Road and back, from Ann Morrison Park.
And... granddaughter Mackenzie has outgrown her 24-inch bike, so just this evening I found her a used Peugeot first-generation mountain bike. It needs some work - new cables and such - but the price was right and I expect she won't be wanting to do a lot of riding before next spring anyway.
Yup - life is good. Bicycle transportation makes it that much better.