Monthly Archives: May 2014

The cycling revolution evolution


Another great cartoon from Andy Singer. Enjoy! Advertisements

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A picture says it all – health benefits of bicycling


This image from the League of American Bicyclists clearly identifies many of the health benefits of bicycling, whether it takes place in May or any other month of the year. Cheers!

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Images from the Betsie Valley Trail


Kathy and I rode our rented bicycles 20 miles on Sunday from Frankfort, Michigan to Beulah, Michigan and then back along the Betsie Valley Trail in the northwest Lower Peninsula. The wonderful corridor starts near the shores of Lake Michigan … Continue reading

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Rejuvenated faith in humanity


One reason there have been fewer blog postings lately is that Kathy and I were married over the holiday weekend. Following the lovely ceremony and reception we traveled northwestward to the stunning Lake Michigan coastline near Frankfort, Michigan for a … Continue reading

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Vintage 1950s handlebar-mounted bicycle radio


Could you imagine trying to keep this bulky, square box safely fastened on the handlebars of your bike? It’s a 1950s Arvin 514Y23-13 AM bicycle radio/horn with a reflector that I acquired in 2013 for inclusion in my transistor radio … Continue reading

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Finland’s fab FUBi full-sized foldie


As an avid rider of an urban folding bike for my work commute (and just plain fun), I totally enjoy reading about the exciting and eye-catching technological advances that are rapidly taking place in folding bicycle design. Recently, while perusing the … Continue reading

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Now this IS a complete street!


This graphic also appears as a centerfold in the May issue of Planning magazine. It is a very cool representation of what a truly complete street could and should look like, as well as the features/infrastructure that should be incoporated. … Continue reading

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Going CARbonLESS


On Friday, aside from actively participating in National Bike to Work Day, I went CARbonLESS for the entire day. Not only was my commute by bicycle, but all of my errands and other trips throughout the entire day. While Friday was … Continue reading

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A bicycle commuter living in car country


Below is an opinion piece on bicycle commuting that I wrote for today’s Lansing State Journal. It was one of four stories by area bicycle riders and included a positive editorial on cycling by the paper. Rick Brown: I’m a bike commuter … Continue reading

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21 bike head badges and a butt badge


Here are a series of photos I recently took of the bicycle head badges and one seat/butt badge for sale outside the Michigan State University (MSU) Surplus Store. These are abandoned/discarded bicycles that were gathered up around campus at the end … Continue reading

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