Category Archives: humanity

This ain’t no fiction – pedaling books by bike


Public library systems in several North American cities have successfully initiated a book bike program which literally (bad pun) brings books right to you on bicycles. The earliest version of this I have come across is from the Pima County … Continue reading

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“On Bicycles” – the spiritual essence of the bike culture


If you were ever searching for a single reference resource on all things bicycles, then the book, On Bicycles: 50 Ways the Bike Culture Can Change Your Life, is definitely the place to start. This fine compendium is a required … Continue reading

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Leading states for bike co-ops/collectives


Below are two fascinating charts from information found on the Bike Collectives Network website.  The first lists the 20 states that have at least five bike collectives/co-ops/community shops established within their geographic boundaries.  The second is shows those states with … Continue reading

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The rebirth of something quite special – Lansing Bike Co-op


Kathy and I were privileged to attend a fundraiser for the newly revived Lansing Bike Co-op yesterday at the exceptionally hip and recently renovated Zoobie’s Old Town Tavern. The place was packed with supporters and well-wishers celebrating the rebirth of … Continue reading

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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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Dude…what happend to your hair?


We’ve all had them – bicycling hairdos gone wild. LOL  Cheers!

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Potent quotes about bicycles


The following are ten of my favorite quotes about bicycles and bicycling from some rather famous individuals. It does not take a rocket scientist, politician, writer, or poet to understand the beauty, simplicity, and sheer delight that comes from riding … Continue reading

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“Riding With Reindeer” – Jolly good from start to ‘Finnish’


One of my favorite authors is Bill Bryson. His travel essays are an absolute stitch. While not quite as sarcastic as Mr. Bryson, in Riding With Reindeer, writer Robert M. Goldstein tells a fun and humorous tale of his riding … Continue reading

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A heartbreaking image from Ukraine


It is said that pictures can tell a 1,000 words. The photograph of this bewildered bicyclist above from Ukraine does that and much more – it depicts what should be the joy of cycling set against a backdrop of death, … Continue reading

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States that most (or least) like bikes


The lists (above and below) show the League of American Bicyclist’s 2014 state rankings for bike friendliness. Congrats to those states that made the top 10, which are shown in bold. Those states ranked near, but not in the top … Continue reading

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