Monthly Archives: October 2013

Sometimes Baseball Takes Precedence Over Cycling

  This is a cycling blog. Virtually everything I write here is about cycling. As such, I eat, sleep and breath cycling… OK, maybe not the sleeping part, but the rest is essentially true. Despite my dedication to cycling, there … Continue reading

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Law Enforcement And The Prevention Of Traffic Deaths

  A few years ago, I had a run-in with a car while riding my bike. I was riding along the right-hand side of a main road when a car entering the road ran a stop sign and slammed into … Continue reading

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Bicycle Advocacy, Individualism And Competing Interests

 Sometimes comments I receive on this blog make me think about things in a new way. Take, for instance, a comment I received on a post I wrote about seizure-inducing bicycle lights. My conclusion in that post, which was based … Continue reading

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The Relationship Between Bike Friendly Cities And Startup Friendly Reputations

A recent search I performed about making American cities more bicycle friendly turned up a fair amount of information about mayors and their quest to increase transportation options in their cities. Recently, I wrote about the Boston mayoral candidates, all … Continue reading

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Efficient Driving Depends Upon The Skills Of Others

As so often happens, I was thinking about driving as I was stuck in traffic while driving my car. On this particular day, traffic was moving in fits and spasms. For minutes at a time, we would all sit still, … Continue reading

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Boston Politicians And The Problem Of Congestion

According to an article I read recently, Boston has the fourth worst traffic in the U.S. Statisticians say that it takes 4.25 times as long to reach a destination, which would ordinarily take 20 minutes to drive. (source: GeicoNow Fall/Winter … Continue reading

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Cyclists Creating Nirvana In An Urban Setting

Although cyclists come in all shapes and sizes, those who ride in traffic are a rare breed. On average, their personalities are a combination of courage, optimism about safety, and dedication to a mode of transportation. For some, this dedication … Continue reading

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Two Older Guys Riding Side-By-Side On A Narrow Suburban Road

It may seem as if the title of this post says it all, but there is more to this story than meets the eye. We’ve all seen cyclists riding two or more abreast. Riding two abreast is legal in Massachusetts, … Continue reading

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Where Bicycles Rule!

A regular reader of this blog sent me an interesting e-mail about a trip he took to Germany over the summer. He said he was writing to me because he had often read on my blog about how much animosity … Continue reading

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