Monthly Archives: July 2014

Cars And Laziness

  Cars are convenient. They make customized travel a breeze. As long as there are roads leading in the direction one wants to travel, a direct route can be taken. This drastically cuts travel time in comparison to public transportation … Continue reading

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Should A Cyclist Give Advice When Safety Is In Question?

When you ride a bike as much as I do, you see almost every kind of riding at least once. Sometimes it seems as if there are as many ways to ride a bicycle as there are cyclists. Each one … Continue reading

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Bicycling Experience And The Development Of Strategies

A conversation has been underway on this blog about where cyclists should position themselves on the road for safety and efficient riding. Comments on this subject have spanned across several posts. One of the problems with having a scattered discussion … Continue reading

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Speed Up Slow Down Cyclists

Today I will take a break from the recent discussions on this blog about where cyclists should position themselves when sharing the road with cars, to discuss — OK, rant — about something that really irks me. As a long-time … Continue reading

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Headstarts At Traffic Lights

Despite years of debate, there is still disagreement about where a cyclist should position him or herself when stopping at a traffic light. Different groups of cyclists have arrived at various conclusions about what constitutes the safest and most efficient … Continue reading

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A Man And His Bicycle

It’s not every day that you walk past a familiar pond only to see a man, wrapped up in music only he can hear, with his trusty bike leaning nearby. The man was gazing out on the water as if … Continue reading

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Bicyclists Are Now Officially Better People

  When stumbling upon an article with the title of “Why Riding Your Bike Makes You A Better Person (According To Science)” you must stop and read it. Never mind that it was published on The Huffington Post website, which … Continue reading

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Some Fans Think That Taking A Cycling Hero Selfie Is Worth Risking Life And Limb

I have never understood the appeal of selfies. As a photographer, I like to use a camera to shoot photos, not a handheld device. And, I like to set up shots where I will be included in the photo. Non-photographers … Continue reading

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When Or Whether Sidewalks Are For Cycling

Titles can be a tricky thing. Trying to be succinct can alter the meaning of a phrase in unintended ways. Hopefully, that will not be the case with the title of this post. Sidewalks were named for the function they … Continue reading

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