Thursday, December 19, 2013

Rogue Valley Transit during Dec. 6 snowfall (animated gif)

Riders disembark from Rogue Valley Transit’s Route 10 between Ashland and Medford, Oregon as snow begins accumulating Dec. 6, 2013. Animated gif superimposes snowfall effect.

Here’s a picture of the Rogue Valley Transportation District’s Route 10 in Ashland, Oregon during the Dec. 6 snowfall. Something called “Google + Auto Awesome” added an animated snowfall effect to an image in my photo bucket. (As of 11:30 a.m. Dec. 17, by the way, RVTD reported that it had resumed regular service).

Monday, December 9, 2013

Rogue Valley Transit: Snow affects Routes 10 and 60

Map showing temporary change to Rogue Valley Transit's Route 10 outbound from Medford toward Ashland, Oregon
Image credit: Rogue Valley Transportation District
Rogue Valley Transportation District (RVTD) was not in service on Saturday because of inclement weather and dangerous conditions related to Friday’s snow. On Monday, RVTD made temporary changes to Route 10 between Medford and Ashland.

Monday, December 2, 2013

‘Crunch’ by Leslie Connor

In Crunch by Leslie Connor (Katherine Tegan Books, 2010) a family’s bicycle repair business is the only thing keeping people on the road when gas supplies dry up.

A long-distance truck driver and his wife are stranded several hundred miles from home when gasoline supplies abruptly disappear. Fourteen-year-old Dewey and his siblings must manage the “Marriss Bike Barn” while meeting family responsibilities.

With no cars on the highway, cyclists take to the lanes. Suddenly, everyone is turning to the Marrisses for much-needed bicycle repairs.