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The cycles of one’s life


The Golden Days I will always remember when I got my three-speed, sky-blue Schwinn Sting-ray bicycle with its white, banana-shaped seat and removable plexiglas windshield for Christmas. I thought I was the coolest kid in the neighborhood riding that three-speed … Continue reading

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Cambridge’s “complete” Vassar Street


During our Boston St. Patrick’s Day weekend, we wandered around parts of Cambridge and MIT’s campus.  One of the places we chanced upon after our bike sharing tour along the Charles River was Vassar Street. This approximate two-mile long urban thoroughfare … Continue reading

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Plow the d@%n bike lanes too!


Now that most of us are in the frosty grip of winter (quit smirking Hawaii and Florida), I have been reminded about an old pet peeve that many of us commuting cyclists have – the lack of snow or ice … Continue reading

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“Borderline states” – largest percentage of out-of-state workers


The following “borderline states” lead the nation in the percentage of their work force who live in another state. The District of Columbia is an obvious location commuting from out of the district and into the City of Washington. Likewise, … Continue reading

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The mega-commuting states


Below is a list of those states/territories with the highest percentage of 60 minute plus commuters (one-way). Having done that myself for two years in the mid-1990s, I can personally attest to how much time, effort, energy, and dollars such … Continue reading

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Do you…Smart Commute?


Here in Greater Lansing we are in the midst of day number three of Smart Commute 2013 – a two-week long competition between teams who toss aside the passe’ OPOC (one person one car) mindset and utilize smart/clean/active transportation options … Continue reading

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The joy of celestial cycling


One of the most pleasant  aspects of bicycle commuting is the opportunity for riding in the pre-dawn hours during the fall, winter, and spring. Granted, one has to keep their eyes on the road, trail, path, or whatever you are riding upon … Continue reading

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Razor-thin margin of cycling safety


On my trip home from Indianapolis earlier this week, I passed through the Amish Country of Northern Indiana. In particular through the charming town of Middlebury, Indiana which also happens to be home to two very large recreational vehicle manufacturers and … Continue reading

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Why not make bicycle turn signals standard?


The minute I post this, I am sure someone will point out that there are bikes with turn signals available for purchase (probably for a small fortune). But, the other evening as I was bicycling home after a high school football … Continue reading

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Leading USA bicycle commuting cities in 2010


The list provided below is from the 2010 American Community Survey (via wikipedia) and is for cities exceeding 100,000 in population. Congratulations to Eugene, Oregon for taking the top spot. I am rather disappointed not to see Greater Lansing on … Continue reading

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