Monday, January 11, 2010

Rent-A-Bike


It has been more that 2 weeks since our Christmas eve blizzard and we still have snow on the ground. That is very unusual for eastern Oklahoma. It has been above freezing here today and sunny which will melt it soon. People are back running and biking on the Riverpark along the Arkansas. There were some diehards who never stopped even when it was 8*F (-13*C).

In the event that you would like to ride a bicycle down the trail but do not have one with you, you can rent one. Step up to the bike rack in the 41st Street rest area, insert your credit card in the slot and a bicycle is released from the rack. I have seen baggage carts available in airports which are dispensed this way. I suppose that some dishonest person might just keep the bike, but the bright pink paint makes these rather distinctive.

By the way, the brown fixture in the left foreground is a water fountain designed to serve both man and dog.

4 comments:

Serge Cornillet said... [Reply to comment]

Hi,
Thanks for your interest, it's an effect I did with Photoshop, I was playing with colours, just to have an other vision, the real sky is blue.
We have also bikes for renting in my small town.
Bye
Serge

Zhu said... [Reply to comment]

A lot of cities now have this rent-a-bike system. I believed it started in Paris, and was exported to North America.

Or am I just biased toward the French?

Snowcatcher said... [Reply to comment]

That is pretty darned cool! I guess more and more cities are trying to encourage residents to get out of their cars and experience the outdoors. I LOVE that water fountain, too!

Julie said... [Reply to comment]

Yes, I think it started with the grey velo in Paris, but that is a struggling system at the moment.