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.
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
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
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
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
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…