Monthly Archives: October 2012

Cycling As An Advantage In Hurricane Preparation

  At first glance, cycling and hurricanes seem to have nothing in common. Well, actually, they don’t have anything in common per se, but being a cyclist is an advantage when it comes to preparing for hurricanes. Over the past … Continue reading

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Cycling Statistics To The Naked Eye

  No matter what subject is being discussed or what point is being made, statistics are always presented as “proof” of one position or another. I put the word proof in quotations because statistics have no intrinsic meaning, and as … Continue reading

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Bicycles As Antiquated And Cars As A Sign of Progress

Although I’m usually an isolate cyclist, on one or two occasions, I’ve found myself randomly attached to passing cyclists. Due to my solitary tendencies, it amazes me to no end that I am a magnet for jovial cyclists. Maybe it’s … Continue reading

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Drugs, Disease And The Demise Of Heroes

  No cycling blog would be complete without some mention, and ideally an analysis, of the recent downfall of bicycling legend Lance Armstrong. According to the latest reports, he participated in a conspiracy, along with his teammates, trainers, and team doctors, … Continue reading

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Cyclists Never Stop At Red Lights: Fact or Fiction?

Stereotyping is the primary method of expressing bias in a recognizable way. To some extent, everyone uses stereotypes, but not always consciously. Societal level stereotypes are ingrained in our thinking through cultural conditioning or repetitive mass media messages. More often … Continue reading

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The Challenge

  He would not have attracted my attention were it not for his bike. It was so shiny it glistened in the falling sun. A screaming red stripe on a dazzling white background made the bike look as if it … Continue reading

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Teaching Drivers To Ride

Whenever any conflict arises between drivers and cyclists, who are supposed to be sharing the road, the subject of driver education comes up. As many people have observed, drivers don’t know how to share the road with bicycles. For years, … Continue reading

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Why My Bicycle And My Feet Are Better Than My Car

For an avid cyclist, the title of this post says it all. But, of course, as a blogger, the obviousness of the title’s meaning won’t stop me from elaborating upon what I meant when I wrote it. Most of the … Continue reading

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Cyclists Versus Pedestrians

  The antagonism between cyclists and drivers is well known. As two different types of vehicles sharing the same road, they are forced to find a way to coexist. Tension often mounts to the point of violence, primarily due to … Continue reading

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