Monthly Archives: July 2013

Cycling Communities Aren’t Always What They Seem To Be

In January of 2011, I decided to start a cycling blog. My intention was to have some fun writing about something I’ve been passionate about for many years. I had been shopping for a new bike when I came across … Continue reading

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Older Cyclists Defying Age And Expectations

One of the plusses of being human can also be a minus, namely anticipation. Using memory and reason, humans can project possible outcomes into the future. Anticipating in this way is commonly known as “expectations.’ Not all expectations are individual … Continue reading

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Cycling And Phones

    There was a time when no one would think of bicycles and phones as having any relationship. A bicycle was something ridden outdoors. And a phone was something used indoors. When someone went out for a bike ride, … Continue reading

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Bait Bike Programs

  Whenever spring rolls around in New England, the number of people reporting the theft of their bikes rises. This may be due to increased ridership. Mild weather encourages the use of bicycles and also appears to attract thieves who … Continue reading

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Cycling Safety In Numbers Or Not

Cycling advocates often use the argument that all cyclists are safer when more cyclists are on the roads. The theory behind this is that drivers will be more aware of bicycles if they are not a rarity. All sorts of … Continue reading

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The Role Of Gradualness In Bicycle Handling

Watching other people ride bikes can reveal many secrets about bike safety, riding risks and sharing the road. After an hour or so of engaging in this activity, a few things become crystal clear. Bikers have many different riding styles. … Continue reading

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Only In New York

Tools New York is a world unto itself. The lifestyle there is unlike that in any other city in the world. People either love New York of they hate it; there’s rarely anyone in-between. This became even more apparent yesterday … Continue reading

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Independence Day Wishes

No one really wishes for things on America’s Independence Day. But they should. Not only should they celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, which was signed on July 4, 1776, but they should celebrate everything independence has brought … Continue reading

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Traffic Cameras: Proof And Privacy

  When I was a kid, I became interested in photography. At that time (not as long ago as it seems), photographs were associated with cameras, not cell phones, iPads or assorted other electronic devices. Photographs were something special. Not … Continue reading

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