Category Archives: Tandems

Respect your life – wear a helmet


Took a major tumble while biking to church this morning. Probably the worst I have even experienced. Thankfully my helmet took the shock of the curb and has a commemorative dent to show for it.  Otherwise, my  ribs and left … Continue reading

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Tandem bike haiku


 Tandem bicycles –two wheels powered by four feet -double the pleasure. Rick Brown 2016

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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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Bicycling M-185 – America’s most unique state highway


As America’s only state highway that prohibits motor vehicles (except emergency vehicles), M-185 is truly a bicyclist’s paradise. This route circles the entire perimeter of Mackinac Island, Michigan, where motor vehicles have been banned since 1898. At just 8.2 miles in … Continue reading

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What surface do you prefer to bicycle on?


Just a little unscientific polling fun here. Obviously, the surface preferred may depend on the type of bicycle you are riding at the time, the purpose of your ride,  and weather conditions, but generally speaking, which is your favorite?   … Continue reading

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Tents and Tandemonium at Michigander


Above and below are just a few photos of some of the tandem bicycles and the makeshift tent city seen during the two-day Michigander bike ride over the past July 11-12 weekend. This two-day event open to all types of … Continue reading

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The benefits of yoga and bicycling


At last night’s flow yoga class, half of us bicycled to Lotus Voice for an hour-long workout of stretching and enlightenment. This was not the first time this had happened this spring, but it was coincidental with a planned Lansing … 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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The next evolution of the bike lane?


Just had to chuckle when I first saw this cartoon. Hopefully, we may reach the day when there are enough bicyclists plying our streets and roadways that this will become a reality rather than satire. If such an example already … 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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