Tag Archives: riding

The only times they seem to notice


Any other avid bike commuters out there wonder why our co-workers and friends seem to ask if we rode to work when the weather is lousy?  I commute by bicycle well over 100 days a year, but the only times … Continue reading

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What scares you the most while bicycling?


There are a number of potential dangers that could occur while bicycling, including bad or inattentive drivers, other cyclists, rough or uneven riding surfaces, broken parts, potential crime, etc. But, the danger that worries me the most often is an … Continue reading

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Try pedaling a mile in our shoes


Terrific and spot-on cartoon by bikeyface.com.    

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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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“A day in the life”…of a bike commuter


It was supposed to be just another day in the life of this avid bike commuter. I thought I had it all planned out so well. Yesterday morning, I drove my Ford C-Max with my folding bike packed inside to a car detailing … Continue reading

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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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The poetry of a spring bike commute


Spring Morning Commute By Rick Brown   Wheels spin round and round Traversing the paved terrain They roll in cadent unison Along the paved bike lane   Fresh air breezes past me As fragrances abound Spring charms once dulled senses … Continue reading

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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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A titanic shift in bike helmet design


In our quest to find a folding bicycle helmet for use while traveling, Kathy made me aware of a new helmet technology that some (like me) will consider a titanic shift from the traditional bicycle helmet design paradigm – the … Continue reading

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Five years of bike commute data


Below is the bike commuting log I have kept for the past five years. Since it is rather large, I hope it is legible. Judging by the weather forecast for the last week of 2013, it is unlikely I will … Continue reading

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