Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Hartford in a Purple Light

One can ride a bike in Hartford and its surrounding towns. It isn't the greatest bike riding ever, but it is fine. This year I've been fortunate to have a good bit of time to ride. 

It would be nice (will be nice?) if more people start riding bikes here, but it's been good to just focus on riding the bike and to (mostly) forget that the streets are clogged with single occupant vehicular traffic. Rather than having to engage with said motorists on Facebook, I can get all the news I need from the weather report, and from this helpful, quick summary of transportation politics in CT this year: Connecticut 2015, Looking Back on the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (in transportation news)

I hear a lot about how dangerous cycling is from my suburban colleagues, which makes a certain kind of sense--they're very inexperienced bike riders, they drive everywhere, and they have a normative driving culture to defend and claw back from the juggernaut of transit-oriented development and BRT systems that provide people like me the choice to ride the bus to work with my bike.  

But I haven't really let them get to me too much. This December has been an amazing month to commute by bike in Hartford metro. Here are some shots from my commute this winter.

Broad Street, looking east, on a foggy day.

There are hundreds of ways to get from the South End of Hartford to Simsbury. Going through Elizabeth Park is one of my favorites.

Riverfront ramble.

My favorite road in Hartford County -- the closed-to-cars service road up to Heublein Tower in Taclott Mt. State Park.

11 comments:

Madura Polymer said...

Thank you for sharing the post.kindly visit us @ Industrial Packing materials in madurai

Allwin Packers said...

Thank you.kindly visit us @ Packers and Movers in Madurai.

Tony C said...

Yes. It's hard to talk to most suburban CT folks about anything but riding bikes on the Farmington Valley Trail. They probably won't even believe you live in Hartford.

I'm thinking of getting a ride in on New Years Day if you're interested. Wanted to do a relaxed, longish river ride with some food.

Smart Leaders Ias said...

Nice post.kindly visit us @ Civil Services Coaching in Chennai.

faryal naaz said...

This is really tremendous that the way you describe I'll really appreciated your work.hope i'll come back to get some more information .Thanks
woocommerce websites

Computertricksweb Blogspot said...

nice blog
How to Keyboard Typing Speed Increase
How Whatsapp Install on My Computer
How Delete Computer Temporary Files Window XP
How To Hide Computer Folder And Personal Documents

Jenny Hayes said...

This blog is really precious and super valuable. I beyond doubt appreciate efforts that you have helped lots of the people. Thanks Jimmy

I am Psychiatry said...

You have done a great job. I will definitely dig it and personally recommend to my friends. I am confident they will be benefited from this site. wordpress web development company

Anonymous said...

Wow, looks like the bike beat has gone mainstream and is getting comment spam! Click here for a bike ride you will never forget.

Those are some nice photos.

Ramakrishna said...

Thank you for sharing the post.kindly visit us @ Budget hotels in tiruvannamalai

Malaivel Siddha said...

Nice post.kindly visit us @ AIDS cure 100% for siddha in India