Category Archives: art

What’s the grandest bridge you have ever bicycled across?


Every now and then, we cyclists get an amazing opportunity to ride across a long, memorable, or unique bridge. The experience may be enhanced by the scenic vistas, the design/architecture of the bridge, the weather, the comradery, or the sheer … Continue reading

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Tandemichigan


Discovered this great new tandem bicycle sticker while in Elk Rapids, Michigan this past week. Given Michigan, with its two geographically distinct peninsulas, is the only state that can properly ride a tandem bike (although the Lower Peninsula appears to … Continue reading

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An opportunity to be part of Detroit’s rebirth


The Detroit Eastside Community Collaborative is working to raise funds to obtain a state matching grant for a new Greenway Friendly Bus Stop (see image above) at the corner of Gratiot and Conner in the City of Detroit. Not only … Continue reading

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The marriage of bicycling and beer


The two consumable products that tend to be favorites among cyclists are ice cream and beer. While I have yet to see a beer brand directly tied and marketed to ice cream, the close relationship between beer and bicycling has … Continue reading

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A picture says a 1,000 words…on the benefits of bicycling


This image Michigan State University’s Be Spartan Green effort pretty well sums up the countless benefits of bicycling in one easy to read graphic. Given that May is National Bike Month and is the month we celebrate National Bike to Work … Continue reading

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Poem – “Upon Two Wheels”


Upon Two Wheels Upon two wheels In constant motion Moving forward Ever forward   To ride with power Or glide with ease Rolling forth Ever forth   From place to place And back again Traveling onward Ever onward   On … Continue reading

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B-cycling San Antonio’s Mission Trail


During our recent Texas adventure, Kathy and I each rented a B-cycle (link to a brochure) through San Antonio’s Bike Share Program and spent a beautiful Sunday afternoon pedaling San Antonio’s magnificent River Walk/Mission Trail through San Antonio Missions National Park. … Continue reading

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Review of “The Bohemian Guide to Urban Cycling”


I recently completed a compelling book entitled, The Bohemian Guide to Urban Cycling. Afterwards, I waited for a few weeks before writing this post because the book’s theme does a significant about-face. The first half identifies and repeats a number … Continue reading

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Backtracking by bicycle in the video for “Rewind”


Here’s a music intriguing music video by the Indie band Flint Eastwood out of Detroit.  It utilizes a bicyclist’s trip being rewound as its primary focus. Terrific song and band! Cheers!

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A dream gift for a bicycle head badge collector


Above is a photograph of a wonderful gift my wife gave me over the holidays. She had my collection of historic bicycle head badges mounted and displayed in a framed case.  I don’t know if my picture brings out how … Continue reading

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