Monthly Archives: December 2013

Disheartening News About Cycling Heart Health

Cycling is always touted as a healthy activity. It exercises the legs, lungs, heart and the rest of the body to a lesser extent. Such activity provides a good way to lose weight and keep that weight off. But, as … Continue reading

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A Cyclist Becomes The Deer In The Headlights

  We’ve all heard of the proverbial deer in the headlights. This phrase is used to describe either a deer itself or someone who is staring mindlessly as if he or she was a deer in the headlights. Deer have … Continue reading

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Autumn’s Cycling Herds Thin Out As Winter Sets In

Boston’s first snowstorm occurred about a week ago, in early December. Some years we get lucky and no snow falls until late December or early January. The timing of the first snow may not matter to some people, but it … Continue reading

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Anti-Helmet Law Advocates Arguing Strictly On The Basis Of Statistics

It’s difficult to ride a bicycle in a developed country without the topic of helmet use coming up. To the safety-minded, helmets seem like a good idea. To the freedom-minded, requiring the use of helmets seems like a loss of … Continue reading

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Bicycles Moving Towards Becoming Living Things

Traditionally, bicycles have been looked upon as inanimate objects which are under the control of humans. Human energy and power drives bicycles. And until now, bicycles have been nothing more than vehicles, a thing that rolls when pedaled but stops … Continue reading

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When Self-Absorbed Drivers Precipitate Rants

All of my readers know me as a cyclist. Some of my readers know that I am also a driver. This duality provides me with a vantage point not seen by those who are exclusively drivers. I watch drivers all … Continue reading

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Language, Vehicle Size And Bicycle Advocacy

The other day a friend asked me about a motor vehicle accident I had been in a number of years ago. She had recently been in an major accident and wanted to know how I had handled the situation. I … Continue reading

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When A Model Cycling City’s Credibility Is Challenged The Shock Is Felt Around The World

  News can be virtually silent. It can remain unheard, unread and unnoticed. If the news remains unuttered, nothing will change because no one will know about it. Nonetheless, it can sow the seeds of new opinions since someone found … Continue reading

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Bike Trains, Vindictive Drivers And Train Wrecks

Yesterday, as I was catching up on the latest news, I came across a bicycling article on NPR’s website. I wasn’t very familiar with the topic of this article, since it was something I haven’t been involved in myself. So … Continue reading

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