Near the Dublin Rec, I noticed something new along the bike path:
It's a public bike workstand, complete with a pump and a handful of tethered tools:
There was also a UPC code you could scan with a smart phone, presumably with repair instructions.
I wonder now how effective these things are. My general guess is people who know what to do with tools will carry them. People who don't know what to do won't be helped with tools. Maybe very small repairs--fixing a loose bolt or something--would be useful with this setup. Anyway, I'm happy to see more biking infrastructure.
I cycled on to the Kiwanis Riverway park. It's mostly a boardwalk and paved path near the river:
My first thought was that it was a type of port-a-potty, but it was actually a River Box by the Dublin Arts Council.
I left a small note promoting this blog (what else?) and then headed for home. On my way up Post road, I was passed by a older guy, grey hair and all. I was briefly demoralized by this, but then I saw he was on a tandem, and both him and his stoker had Paris-Brest-Paris jerseys on. Then I was OK with being passed!
One down, two to go.