Interesting spot in Portland
October 13, 2011

This is near PSU, south of downtown. I’m in Portland, OR for a week, and what I’m noticing on this visit is that there’s a lot of bike parking, but very little of it is covered. And in fact there’s quite a bit of fauxverhang as well. But I just like the way the bike […]

Group Health
July 16, 2011

Lilly Rd, Olympia I posted this earlier, but this is in actual rain. And where I thought would be sheltered, wasn’t. At least my saddle stayed dry! Note the soaked-through gloves and the puddle¬†in my Xtracycle bag.

Olympia City Hall
June 27, 2011

4th Ave & Cherry St, Olympia Yes, that’s the brand new city hall, and its bike parking is frustratingly not-quite-right. Even as it was being finished, I could tell that the overhang was going to be inadequate. ¬†Since I caught these photos on a rainy day, you can see exactly what I mean. People are […]

June 26, 2011

Yelm Hwy, Lacey This spot has the same annoying fake overhang as all the other bike parking in this shopping area. But the more frustrating part of this spot is the difficulty of the approach. There’s a low wall blocking all of the simple approaches, and the breaks between them all have trees planted. What […]

May 24, 2011

Where: College St, Lacey WA This one really needs 3 photos…first is the place where I always park when I go to Goodwill, over by the cart corral. Second is the actual bike parking; what you can’t see is that the rack isn’t even secured to the ground, in addition to being out of the […]

May 17, 2011

where: starbucks, college st, lacey All the bike parking in this development is ridiculous, honestly. This one is virtually identical to the crowding & faux cover of the teriyaki place, with the added annoyance of the end of my bike running into a rosebush.

New Teriyaki
May 15, 2011

where: New Teriyaki & Sushi, College St, Lacey Why ridiculous: this is the kind of frame that should have enough room for two bikes but it’s backed against the wall so far that realistically only one will fit. Plus the overhang is vestigal at best.