Monthly Archives: July 2014

Bicycling deaths portrayed in film


For the second time I can remember, I saw a movie over the weekend where one of the lead characters was killed while riding their bicycle. Spoiler alert – if you don’t want to know what happened in these films, don’t read beyond this … Continue reading

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Separation Enhances Bike Lane Success


Separation Enhances Bike Lane Success.

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Using your noodle for quick bike delivery


Kathy and I enjoyed our dinner Friday night at Noodles & Company in downtown East Lansing. This particular location has always impressed me because it is one that actively employs a fleet of bicycles to deliver meals to customers within a … Continue reading

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Crafting the ultimate dream bicycle…one component at a time


I finished reading the captivating book by Robert Penn entitled, It’s All About the Bike: The Pursuit of Happiness on Two Wheels, last week. This fascinating read approaches the evolution of the bicycle and its storied history in a unique fashion … Continue reading

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Puttin’ on your training wheels


On July 10th, I had the pleasure of attending Training Wheels 2014 – a bicycle facility design training session sponsored by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), hosted by the City of Lansing, and taught by two excellent instructors from the T.Y. … Continue reading

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Crossing signals at street intersections should never default in favor of cars


Far too often, crossing signals at street intersections are being pre-set to default in favor of cars and other motor vehicles. In other words, the pedestrian or bicyclist must activate the crossing signal before it will allow them to cross … Continue reading

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The funniest bicycle quote of all


There many great quotes about bicycles, but easily the funniest to this blogger is the following: “Truth hurts. Maybe not as much as jumping on a bicycle with a missing seat, but it hurts.” Line delivered by the incomparable Leslie Nielsen … Continue reading

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Every bicycle lover’s dream stable


Every bicycle lover has gotta dig this hilarious cartoon. Particularly like the reference to the Fixie in the bottom right corner. Perhaps a bit more leg room would be handy. Cheers!

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Riding the Maple City Greenway


Kathy and I spent much of yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon riding three segments of the Maple City Greenway in Goshen, Indiana. They include the one mile long Winona Interurban Trail linking Goshen College and Waterford Mills, the two-mile long Center City Trail linking … Continue reading

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A potpourri of bicycle head badges


Attended an excellent bicycle facility design conference (Training Wheels 2014) last Thursday in Greater Lansing.  After the two-hour ride to observe local bicycle infrastructure, I thought it would be fun to photograph the variety of bicycles that attendees had brought … Continue reading

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