Last week as I was strolling to one of my neighborhood restaurants for dinner I noticed we had a new bank of B-Cycles!
I have been contemplating buying an extra bike so I could have an extra for a friend. I remembered reading that the city was adding 30 new “bike-borrowing stations”. So now I’m thinking “problem solved”. We’ll just go grab one of these!
Just so you know how they work if you are not familiar, you can borrow a bike (or however many) for a day or a week or a month or a year. Okay you can’t keep the bike for a year, but let’s just say you are visiting me and we decided to ride our bikes downtown for breakfast, we’ll go get you a bike just down the street and it will cost $8.00 for the day. We park it downtown eat, walk, shop, site see, whatever and decide we want to ride to LoHi for ice cream, we could keep that bike or maybe we weren’t sure so we parked it in it’s place and so we get you a new one. We could then ride that one back through downtown to Cherry Creek for dinner and drinks and leave it there or we could ride it back to the station by my house. If it is the beginning of the summer I’m pretty sure my booty will not be in bike riding shape so I will need a cab for the last leg home but you get the idea.
Fees are: $8 for the day, $20 for the week, $30 for a month and $80 for the year. If you just want to try it out for 30 minutes it is free! Here’s a map to find a location near you!
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If you read my blog regularly, you know I have hinted about one of my newest experiments: composting in my yard in Denver. I am not much of a gardener but I am also experimenting with a vegetable patio garden. I am pretty excited this week because I just saw the first signs of sprouts in my kitchen window! I will have an update on that later this month and hope that I can use some of my composted dirt in the garden later in May. I am not sure if it will be too soon, I need to do some more research on this.
Just a couple weeks ago, while throwing some more coffee grounds and old lettuce, I noticed there was a remarkable difference in the consistency of the compost! The first photo was the very first day of compiling all the leaves, coffee grounds, tea bags, egg shells, paper towels and wilted vegetables I had in my house. My neighbor and I have been adding water, snow and food waste to the bin for three months and the second photo is from a couple weeks ago.
Thursday, the City of Denver announced they are launching a composting program in the City and County Building to reduce the waste going to the City’s landfill. I will be interested to see what they find after their experiment.
I find that in my three bins in my house rank with the largest waste being recyclables, second trash and third wasted food for composting. I am pretty good at not wasting food, most of the “food waste” is coffee grounds, egg shells, paper towels, and veggies that I just couldn’t finish fast enough. My recycle is about three times the size of my trash. Since there is only me in the house it has been really easy to do the separating. I would be curious if anyone who has a family has the same ratios as me.
Hoping you are getting excited for a great summer in Denver just like me! Be sure to let me know if I can help you with any of your Denver Real Estate needs!
September 13, 2013 Washington Park
That was my view as I took a leisurely ride around Washington Park on Saturday. There were at least 20 people turning dirt and taking out plants from last year, preparing for the gorgeous plants and flowers that go into the park every year. It was a cool crisp day but we had our typical sun that warms your bones so it was a great day to ride. My plan was to take this “before picture” and take another when the flowers go in, and then another at the end of the summer and I will do that but today, as I was driving by the park I had to take this:
September 15, 2013 Washington Park
It was taken around two o’clock in the afternoon, and tonight at nine thirty, we have at least 10 inches if not a foot of snow! We will probably have more snow this month than we have had all year. We need it, for sure, we are on track to have a terribly dry summer, with water restrictions already in place. When we have a summer like this, it means buyers will have to look past some of the dry lawns and maybe not as many flowers as usual when looking at houses this summer, but that is part of living in our beautiful Denver. They say it is supposed to snow for at least another day. It is so dry here, our streets should be dry by Wednesday if the snow stops tomorrow (Tuesday) night.
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