Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Rogue Valley Transit: Saturday service ends in March

Photo by rickie22 on Flickr. Reused under terms of Creative Commons
From Rogue Valley Transportation District comes word: the last day of Saturday service will be March 21. This will be a disappointment, but it doesn’t inconvenience us nearly as much as it would have one year ago.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Test-riding the Sirrus Sport

I’ve been test-riding bicycles, and so far my preference is for a Specialized Sirrus Sport sold by Siskiyou Cyclery Inc. in Ashland, Oregon. It’s bright teal blue, has a diamond frame and with a 700-cm wheel size, its height and weight are ideal fits for me. Most significantly, it has three- and nine-gear shifters, which would effectively double the gears available to me when I ride my seven-speed Schwinn. Considering the range of elevations I face when I ride around Ashland, it will be nice to have extra assists when climbing steeper hills.