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Category: Bicycling

  • I got a new-to-me bike

    I got a new-to-me bike

    I got yet another bike. :-) It’s not as bad as it sounds. This summer, we cleaned the house. I got rid of a road bike that I haven’t used in decades. I no longer want to wear spandex and have distracted drivers speed by me too close on two-lane country roads. I also got…

  • Why is bike share safer than regular biking?

    A new study looks at why bike share is so much safer than regular biking. Surprisingly, a combination of inexperienced riders riding heavy bikes in urban areas without helmets (along with a few other factors) results in safety.

  • 5K!


    Today I completed a 5K. No, not a 5-kilometer race, but 5,000 miles on my bike since my family gave it to me on Fathers’ Day 2013. Yeah, it’s hard for me to believe, too. :-) Ride on!

  • Someone you care about rides a bike

    Someone you care about rides a bike

    This great ad campaign was created by Bike Pittsburgh to encourage us to drive with care. They’re now working with People for Bikes to take it nationwide. I like it! Credit: “Bike With Care” by Bike Pittsburgh. Used under Creative Commons license.

  • Gray gutter goo

    Today’s morning commute went less well than planned. Rounding a gentle bend, I detected a squishy wiggle from the rear tire. After biking a short, hopeful distance I stopped. Squeezing the rear tire confirmed my suspicions — I had a flat. And it was covered in gray gutter goo. Ugh! After fixing the flat I…

  • Biking recap for September 2014

    Biking recap for September 2014

    My September Bicycling Accomplishments Mileage Summary Distance Time / Bike 144 Biked in September 2,274 Biked in 2014 4,127 Biked on Sage How is your 2014 so far on the bike? Keep pedaling!

  • Biking Recap for August 2014

    Biking Recap for August 2014

    My August Bicycling Accomplishments I biked all but four days in August, including biking every weekday to work. I didn’t quite hit my monthly record, but 462 miles is within 9 miles of it. Close enough! ;-) I hit 2,000 miles so far for the calendar year. At this rate, 3,000 miles for the calendar…

  • 2,000 Miles in 2014

    Another day, another bike ride. Today I biked my 2,000th miles so far this year. Last year it took me until December. At this rate, more than 3,000 miles is possible. :-)

  • Biking Recap for July 2014

    Biking Recap for July 2014

    My July Bicycling Accomplishments This wasn’t much of an accomplishment for me, but another big thank-you to Hillsboro’s Bike N’ Hike. I broke two spokes on my rear wheel within the span of a fortnight. The second time I questioned whether it would make more sense to get a brand new wheel. Maybe mine had…