Tuesday, May 13, 2014


I don't ride on the multi-use paths around here very often. There is a trail right next to my office, though, as evidenced here, it's popular. It's hard to see it in the photo, but there's a distinct path of worn-away grass leading off the concrete 30 feet from the door of my office building, down to the paved path below. I've never bothered to see where the trail leads until today.

It's not a bad trail. It weaves through much of the large office complex I work in. Unfortunately, it doesn't really connect to any of the major trails, not that any of Johnson County's long trails are anywhere near my home. This eventually dumped me out up the road on part of my usual homeward commute route, although with a turn, it could have sent me over to Antioch via 127th. I'm sure this path works really well for some people. I'm not one of them.

This morning, I talked to the OP volunteers about the bicycling survey they hosted online a few months ago. I wondered if my responses would have mattered since my home zip code indicated I don't live in Overland Park. I was assured that anyone who took the survey is presumed to ride in or through Overland Park, and all suggestions were welcome and considered. There will be a formal presentation on the city's bicycling plan later this year, probably toward the end of summer.

Bike To Work Week: Day Two

I didn't make it out yesterday. I did this morning, however, despite being a bit chilly feeling for the middle of May. While hanging out with the city's volunteers, we counted three other cyclists that didn't want to stop. Three had preceded me at the rest stop, however briefly, and another gentleman hung out for a few minutes while I was there, for a grand total of five bicyclists on the roster. Thursday's a no-go for me (too many errands to run before work) but I might be on the bike again tomorrow, and maybe I'll see some friends at city hall Friday morning.

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