[Yak] airport bike-friendliness
jeffryverse at mac.com
Fri Jul 27 11:27:58 CDT 2007
here are a couple of my experiences:
if you're headed toward boulder, don't try to ride the toll road. or
at least know that someone in a state-farm insurance van will demand
that you leave at the nearest exit, which, yes, is in kansas. he
will tell you that he's kicking you off of a less-trafficked, wide-
shouldered road onto heavily-trafficked, no-shouldered roads, "for
your safety." methinks it's all about their liability bottom line.
(it was still kick-ass to ride home from the airport. 45 miles
definitely takes away the flight stiffness.)
the WO&D path runs nearby and can be accessed pretty easily to get
one well east. haven't yet tried it from the airport exactly, but i
have ridden it from nearby to my brother's in annandale.
i didn't ride right to the airport, but like at national airport(i
refuse to call it reagan), it's easy to ride the rail, and getting
anywhere in the city is a snap that way.
likewise, i've only taken the bike, already packed, on the el. don't
think i'd want to try to ride right to it.
"It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country
best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus
you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a
high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of
country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle." -
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