Monthly Archives: January 2013

American Ingenuity, Fine Craftsmanship And Bicycle Safety

  With the push for more bicycle infrastructure and a corresponding increase in cyclists, a tug of war has begun. This struggle has more to do with personality and style than function; it is a defining characteristic of each cyclist, … Continue reading

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Technology Makes Its Debut In Bicycle Infrastructure Planning

It had to happen. Someone had to make the first move towards automating and documenting cycling traffic patterns. That someone is San Diego State University’s Active Transportation Research Center. They recently implemented a bike-monitoring program called Bikes Count. As a … Continue reading

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Bicycle Accommodations: When The Left Hand Doesn’t Know What The Right Hand Is Doing

The City of Boston has committed itself to becoming more bicycle friendly. Many areas have seen an increase in the number of bike lanes, sharrows and other bicycle accommodations. Boston also has a bike share program to encourage the use … Continue reading

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Accidental Helmetless Riding: Perceived Versus Real Risks

I always knew it would happen one day. For the past decade, I have been wearing a bicycle helmet religiously — or at least I did until the other day. I’m not a fanatic and see no real value in making … Continue reading

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All The World’s A Stage

All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players: They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts… William Shakespeare In 1600, when William Shakespeare is believed to have … Continue reading

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Searching For Motivation To Ride In Winter Weather

Sitting inside a heated room, in the dead of winter, can make one feel cozy. The warmth is enticing. Thoughts of frigid air make one leery of the outdoors, and procrastination in going out takes over. There is no end … Continue reading

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Bike Riding Location Bias

The other day, I wrote a blog post about an inebriated woman who died after crashing her bike. I  came across this story at an out-of-state local news site. The woman in question was portrayed as an irresponsible, helmetless cyclist … Continue reading

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Fractional Reporting and Innuendo

When you’re a cyclist, it’s difficult not to notice reports of cycling deaths. Even when such reports come from obscure newspapers, the story warrants attention. A story of this sort caught my eye the other day. It was about a … Continue reading

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Omens, Frigid Temperatures and Bicycle Acquisition Anniversaries

  Yesterday morning, I awoke to frigid temperatures. A chill had settled on my bedroom floor while I was fast asleep. It startled me awake as the soles of my feet swung down onto the icy oak. Looking outside, the … Continue reading

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